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NO. 1. 

TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Frederick 
Marriott, 259 Minna Street, near Fourth, San Francisco, Cal. Telephone Kearny 3594 
Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-Office as second-class mail matter. 

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Poor little 1917 has inherited plenty of trouble from his 


Missouri farmer has a two-legged pig. San Francisco 

street cars are full of that kind. 

From all accounts, the State of Washington is full not 

only of blind pigs, but blind officials. 

As it takes more than one to make a quarrel, so does it 

take more than one to make peace. 

Sombreros off to San Diego — the only town that ever 

kept an exposition going for two years. 

Washington is said still to see a ray of hope for the 

peace project. Must be using an X-Ray. 

Colorado man was fined $100 for beating his 100 pound 

wife. Lucky he didn't marry a fat woman. 

Soap has gone up in price. That's one thing at least, 

that the I. W. W. won't start any riots over. 

We absolutely refuse to revive that ancient warning 

about dating your letter 1917 instead of 1916. 

Whisky has been shipped into Seattle as skid-oil. Well, 

one can get quite skiddy on good old rye or bourbon. 

The thing that started the war is the thing that keeps 

the war going — everybody wants the other fellow's possessions. 

The Allies demand that Greece publicly apologize to 

them. For resisting their attempt to kick her into the seas, we 

Wet and wicked San Francisco still continues to lead her 

dry and virtuous sister cities of the Coast in the matter of 

The new Emperor of Austria-Hungary having been 

crowned, now has full authority to go out and "crown" a few of 
his enemies. 

California produced twenty million dollars' worth of 

beans last year. Boston may be the hub of the universe; but 
she would have a hard time making the wheels go round with- 
out California's help. 

The more slowly the wheels of justice turn, the more 

swiftly the speed maniacs run their death-dealing automobiles. 

The fun of having our legislature in session will to some 

extent reduce the worry over the high cost of living, the war and 
other vexations. 

An East-Bay pair, he seventy-two and she seventy, have 

wedded. It was announced that they have been friends for 
twenty years. Then why spoil it? 

This is the time of the year when each of San Francisco's 

daily papers proves, by incontestable figures, that it was away 
ahead of all the other papers last year in advertising. 

Les Darcy, the Australian prize-fighter, has signed a 

$75,000 contract for fifteen weeks in American vaudeville. Yet 
people complain that there is a lack of appreciation of the 

In Phoenix, Arizona, $20,000 worth of confiscated liquor 

was poured into a sprinkling wagon and the streets sprinkled. 
Which proves that the dry advocates are as silly as they are in- 

The press informs us that the postal employees received 

praise from Postmaster Fay for their efficient work during the 
holidays. Good enough — but they'd have preferred it with the 
"p" left off. 

Burglar arrested in Los Angeles wants to quit the game 

because he can't make $1,000 a month out of it. Bless his 
heart, there are a lot of us who would go into the game with 
that much in sight. 

We are told that gay parties gathered in the cafes of 

Los Angeles New Year's eve. It must have been a thrilling 
sight to see the long lines of whooping, shouting tray-carriers 
in the cafeterias. 

Twenty-five hundred New York vaudeville actors went 

on a strike Sunday, but the cooks who threatened to go out 
stuck to their stoves. Dinner without vaudeville is preferable 
to vaudeville without dinner. 

-Oakland woman, accused of hitting a ladifren with an 

axe, indignantly denies the charge, declaring that her weapon 
was a beer bottle. She can't be blamed for being fussed over 
the slander: an axe is such a rude weapon! 

An enterprising individual had snow shipped in from 

the mountains for New Year's eve, but the police authorities 
told him there should be no snowballs on Market street. Too 
bad. But, anyway, there were plenty of highballs. 

Billy Sunday is making so much money that he has 

turned himself into a corporation. Evidently believes that a 
rich man cannot get into heaven, but recalls that nothing was 
said about corporations squeezing through the eye of a needle. 


Striking Trainmen 
Defy the Nation. 

"The Brotherhood of Strikers," rep- 
resentee of four bodies of Eastern 
trainmen, that are demanding the 
eight hour day under the Adamson 
bill, abruptly kicked over the conference bucket, last week, and 
emphatically announced: "Put the Adamson eight hour law into 
effect January 1st — or we will not be responsible for what hap- 
pens." This threat is tantamount to a declaration of some overt 
act without proper consideration of the fact that the Supreme 
Court is working overtime to furnish its judgment on the con- 
stitutionality of the Adamson bill. The judgment of the court 
is scheduled to be handed down about February 1st. The labor 
leaders declare that they cannot restrain their 350,000 followers 
unless their demands are promptly conceded on January 1st. 

The country and the government is indeed in low case when 
350,000 men attempt by violence to hold up a nation of over 
100,000,000 people. The madness of the war spirit afflicting 
Europe must have affected them. This is a signal opportunity 
for President Wilson to establish a precedent in such cases, 
and call out the government troops to protect the constitutional 
rights of the railroad companies and the peace of the people. 
The present contrast of the two forces in this extraordinary 
contest is striking: the rail- 
road employees threaten dire 
disaster if their demands are 
not promptly granted January 
1st; the railroads, meantime, 
are having their clerical forces 
figure out the month's extra 
pay to February 1st, $5,000,- 
000, so that it will be promptly 
delivered to the employees. 

Lloyd George Calmly 
Smashing Tradition. 

The vigorous manner in 
which Lloyd George has at- 
tacked the political situation in 
England indicates he is some- 
thing of a John Bull twister of 
high degree. He has knocked 
tradition into a cocked hat, and 
with his usual habit of short 
cuts, has gone direct to the 
point he feels is necessary to 
stiffen England's position in 
the great war : a small working 
cabinet of the best brains at 
hand. To reach this result he 
has ignored all precedent in 
forming cabinets, and has se- 
lected his co-workers from 
among his opponents, such 
as Lord Milner, Bonar Law 

and Lord Curzon, men in whom he recognizes excellent judg- 
ment and executive abilities. He knows that in the present 
critical situation that these aids, being British to the bone, will 
exercise their best talents to help save the situation. Three 
labor representatives have also been appointd to the new cabi- 
net, two more than ever before. Though some of the labor 
leaders are opposing Lloyd George, the file seems to be loyal 
to him and his plans. So far, the genius of Lloyd George in 
getting results, as he did in developing the munition plants, has 
been roundly recognized by the nation. He is a man who dares 
to take what he decides is the right course, even if it rips its 
way through precedent, tradition and old saws. Only in such 
a crisis could such a man, backed by a cabinet of practically 
all political parties in the realm, attempt such an extraordinary 
venture. Lloyd George regards it as the most natural action 
under the circumstances. Such men usually command success. 

Patching Militia Bill. The new national defense law, the 
child of Preparedness, has evidently 
bumped into a barbed wire fence and is waiting to be res- 
cued and placed on its feet. The Secretary of War has issued 


his regular annual report, but the law was passed so late in the 
year that the secretary was unable to get the time to inquire 
into its defects and promises. A lot of growling and protest 
came from some sections of the National Guard camp along 
the Mexican border, but that was to be expected under the cir- 
cumstances. A law only six months old must be generously re- 
garded as still being in the experimental stage. As the case 
now stands, it is apparent that the Washington authorities will 
make a resolute effort to nationalize the State militia in some 
way that will make them serviceable for call by the army de- 
partment. The present law will be tinkered to meet some such 
provision. At present even the most loyal and enthusiastic of 
militiamen in service are dissatisfied and disgruntled over the 
cutlook, and the organizations are shrinking in numbers despite 
the strenuous efforts of capable officers striving their best to 
maintain the percentage of the complements under their com- 
mand. The new special pay for attending drills is practically 
ignored. Officers of the regular army have been assigned to the 
militia districts throughout the country; they are gathering data 
on the situation and proposed remedies. These reports will be 
digested and submitted to the proper committee in Congress, 
and on their findings in the situation the militia bill will 

likely be amended to meet the 
requirements sought by the 


A Congressional Bill That 
Should Be Killed. 

In their ingenious efforts to 
get into the political eye of 
their constituents, numbers of 
inefficient members of Con- 
gress incubate numbers of 
boomerang bills in their ad- 
dled brains. Many of these 
bills are patterned after the 
freak idea of a member of the 
California legislature who 
framed the bill to fix the exact 
size of bed sheets in country 
hotels. National representa- 
tives are in a position to do 
more harm than do the ninnies 
among our State legislatures, 
as their influence is national 
and usually touches costs of 
production at some angle. The 
latest bill of this kind, a rider, 
deals with the postage of sec- 
ond class mail matter. It di- 
vides the postal territory of 
this country into six zones, in 
which the postage increases in 
six stages, from one cent per 
pound up to six per pound. The result is that the wider the 
circulation of a periodical, the higher its postal charges for de- 
livery. Thus a newspaper circulating in a zone of 300 miles 
escapes with 1 cent per pound postage. Metropolitan dailies of 
large sectional circulation will, of course, be harder hit. The 
heft of the blow falls on the big national fiction magazines. If 
this bill goes through their circulation will be greatly restricted. 
As these periodicals deal largely with national problems and 
national activity, the loss of their circulation would be a dis- 
tinct blow to many millions of readers. So will such widely 
circulated magazines as those covering national subjects, such 
as medicine, law, engineering and educational and periodicals 
for farmers, miners, merchandise and the like, all large and 
broad fields. This Randall "rider" makes country papers su- 
preme, and puts the others on the toboggan, according to their 
increased zone rate, unless the harassed and overburdened pub- 
lic digs up the money to pay the threatened increased rate on 
their regularly delivered periodicals. In the West, where popu- 
lation is comparatively thin, the passage of this bill would be 
a heavy blow. The bill is a rank injustice both to the readers 
and publishers of the country, and has a nasty "hold up" look. 
It should get the axe in Congress, and get it promptly. 

— Starrett in the New York Tribune 

January 6, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

r- TOWN 

Overhead expense is the basis on which all going busi- 
ness concerns chiefly worry over during these strenuous days of 
keen competition. It is interesting to know that the new church 
promised Dr. Aked will have an overhead expense of $33,200, 
while the worthy ex-Ford Peace-at-any-price delegate extracts 
salary of $7,500 per annum from that amount. To many idle 
laymen looking for jobs this salary appears in the candlelight 
as a fat juicy plum well worth the handling. Such idle specu- 
lators of adipose salaries should recollect that Dr. Aked, by his 
energetic personality and reckless juggling of chances, has re- 
signed pulpit after pulpit, simply to show that pulpits may be 
jumped, as was instanced in his sudden resignation from the 
local Congregational church; where the congregation was 
marooned and left in a very awkward predicament. Aside from 
his specialty in suddenly resigning from pulpits, he possesses 
that rosy aurora of success, yclept, advertising. A New York 
firm of accountants has figured out that on the $7,500 salary ac- 
corded Dr. Aked $5,000 should be credited to his power of 
personal advertising. Look up the advertising page of the city 
churches in the local Saturday morning papers, and learn what 
he saves the bank account of his congregation by telling a good 
story in the pulpit. Very few wits and romancists in the Bo- 
hemian and Family Clubs can surpass him in signing up a pul- 
pit contract. The moral : It pays to advertise in all callings 
these days. 

The serious religious devotions of a congregation in this 

city was unexpectedly upset, this week, when a certain well 
known San Francisco society woman on her shopping rounds 
dropped into a prayer meeting. In drawing out a handkerchief 
from her big muff she unconsciously drew out a number of freak 
toys which slid silently and gaily to the carpeted floor. The 
children nearby quickly discovered the entrance of the pupets, 
and great was their delight. Their lively amusement at the 
situation quickly spread to their elders, and — well, the lady sud- 
denly discovered she was in the limelight, caught sight of the 
toys in the aisle beside her, and disappeared with all the dig- 
nity she could command. 

Los Angeles has one nettle up its sleeve which never 

fails to prod San Francisco into jumping with rage; that nettle 
is the brag of population. Every census taker in the land knows 
that Los Angeles fattens its population reports by quietly and 
boldly stretching its india rubber boundaries of country envir- 
ons till they exceed the numbers occupied by the connected 
blocks of San Francisco's population. A roar of protest rocked 
the city when the government census showed a population over 
600,000 for Los Angeles. Los Angeles might have unconcern- 
edly widened its grin by taking on several more ciphers. No- 
body would have paid any attention to them — outside of San 

The eight hour wage bill for the Eastern railroad strikers 

is up again for rabid debate in Congress, and it is eighty to one 
that the debate will reach the condition of the hold-over season 
turkeys and New Year resolutions that have gone into cold stor- 
age. A substitute for the original bill is in the air, and when 
substitute bills begin to people the air like the myriad mates, 
time is no essence in their being, and usually of no consequence. 
Unfortunately both the railroad heads and the leaders of the 
brotherhood refuse to let it go at that, and the result may end 
as such contentions do in railroad parlance, in a "head-on col- 

Roosevelt can always be relied upon to be in a fight 

against something, somewhere. He is, at the present moment of 
writing, intrepidly and persistently battling against any peace 
plan by the present Quaker-like organizations. He has worked 
out, or rather fought out, the combative idea that any peace plan 
shot into the brains of the combatants at this juncture will only 
cause a vicious propensity to break out in a new phase of war at 
the expense of the U. S. A. Has any nation on the map a more 
serviceable, a more vigilant picket than Colonel Roosevelt 
while receiving money for everything he writes for or against 
war. The job is much less tedious than bucking the fevers and 
jungles of Darkest Africa. Besides it calls for deep and varied 
personal experience in the maelstrom of war, and Teddy surely 
showed his reliable calibre in this respect while rounding up 
the Rough Riders. Awake or sleeping he writes of war. The 
Powers above love him for his robust persistence. That is 
why they have furnished him the battleground of Europe to 
write up at all angles. 


Ellis H. Parrish, one of the best-liked and best known men 
in San Francisco, died suddenly, at the age of 46, December 
29th, shortly after his return from a business trip to the Eastern 
States. As manager rf the Gutta Percha Rubber Manufactur- 
ing Company, he traveled extensively throughout the Pacific 
Coast and the Orient and Australasia. His genial and frank 
personality won him hosts of friends, and large numbers of 
them attended his funeral services to pay their last respects. 
Many beautiful floral pieces were sent by his fellow members 
of the Bohemian and Family Clubs, and by his wide circle of 
business associates. The honorary pall bearers were Phil B. 
Bekeart, Clarence R. Ward. Harry C. Davidson, W. A. Stringer, 
Seth Mann, Stanley Morehead, Thomas A. Hays, H. P. Martine, 
Robert McCracken and Dr. E. N. Short. Parrish is survived by 
a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth R. Parrish; his mother, Mrs. Julia Par- 
rish; a son, Bradford, and a daughter, Margaret. 

A veteran California newspaper man, Edward F. Cahill, 
known among his thousands of acquaintances as "Pop" Cahill, 
dropped his worn pencil, a few days ago, and passed into the 
quiet rest he so well deserved. He had turned the age of 72 
years, but up to within a few days of his demise he appeared 
to be in his usual keenly appreciative spirits and regular health. 
Like all the newspaper men of his period his life was some- 
what adventurous and linked with rounds of unusual experi- 
ences. Cahill was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, and graduated 
from Trinity College, Dublin, where he was a class mate of 
Sir Edward Carson, who has cut such a prominent figure in 
North of Ireland and in official influence in Parliament and the 
present cabinet. Cahill came to Oakland thirty-eight years ago, 
and began his newspaper life. For many years he was attached 
to the Oakland Tribune, which was at that time developing a 
notable number of talented newspaper men, who quickly became 
prominent in their calling. With Ed. Hamilton and other bright 
newspaper men he was instrumental in founding the present 
Athenian Club in Oakland. Later he worked on the Examiner, 
the Morning Call, the News Letter, and other newspapers and 
periodicals. He had an extraordinarily large acquaintance 
among lawyers, bankers, merchants, railroad men and politi- 
cians throughout the State. Among those who attended his 
funeral were E. E. Bowles. Garrett W. McEnemey. W. C. Mor- 
row. Charles Brennan and Paul Sinsheimer. and Arthur L. Price. 
He leaves a widow and two grown sons, Edward G. Cahill and 
John E. Cahill, constructing engineers in this city. 

A la Swain's Extra Mince Pies. Ruffieux's English Plum Pud- 
ding. Frozen Dainties, etc.. made by Ruffieux. 211 Powell street. 
Prompt delivery. F. B. Galindo. Manager. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 6, 1917 

Christmas Barter and Booty. 

The most amusing story which I have heard of the Yuletide 
exchange of gifts concerns two young matrons in the Burlin- 
game set, who shall be nameless, but not unrecognized by the 
discerning readers of this column. The wife of a well known 
physician is the left bower of Santa Claus, and the wife of an 
automobile man is the right bower of Santa. Say, rather, these 
would be their titles if euchre had not gone out of fashion, and 
if grown-ups believed in the fairy tale divinity of the spirit of 
Santa Claus. Under the circumstances of the modern exchange 
of barter and booty, it might more truthfully be said that the 
two young matrons were the handmaidens of jesting Fate. 

For by the iav; which occasionally governs coincidence, there 
came to pass one of those perfect examples of the law of 
chance. One might go on indefinitely spinning the tale to cow- 
webby lines until the web is all ready for the nub of the story, 
but why not give the gist of it in a few strokes ? Wherefore 
be it known to all (as it is already to their intimates) that Mrs. 

R presented Mrs. L with a gift which Mrs. L. had 

bestowed on her the year before. 

Which sometimes happens in the best of regulated friend- 
ships. But the lovely peroration of this coincidence is that Mrs. 

L— — presented Mrs. R with the gift which Mrs. R 

had bestowed on her the year before! 
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Crossed Wires. 

And now for a further tax on credulity. I have it on the 
sworn word of both women that at first neither recognized the 
gift as one that she had herself given as a hostage to their 
friendship the twelfth month before. 

Came Mrs. L to see Mrs. R , and held forth on the 

beauty and desirability of the gift bestowed by Mrs. R , 

and that lady likewise expatiated on her appreciation of Mrs. 

L 's gift. Then somehow the truth dawned on both of 

them; memory stirred, and they came to a full realization of 
the enormity of the coincidence. They had exchanged Christ- 
mas gifts with each other! 

Mrs. R refused to be embarrassed, and salved the feel- 
ings of both of them with a neat psychological explanation 
which stands up under pretty close analysis. Said she : "We 
always buy for others the things we would like to have for our- 
selves. When Mrs. L selected a gift for me she uncon- 
sciously visualized herself in possession of it, and I went 
through the same subconscious process as I chose something 
for her. The result was we neither of us ever 'belonged' to the 
things we gave each other, and when we decided to part with 
them, what more natural than that we should give them to the 
person really intended for them by the laws of natural inten- 

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Tower of Jewels Dazzles. 

That society is not blase and incapable of enthusiasm is 
proved by the way the Russian dancers have quickened the 
spirit and lifted the languor which usually envelops society af- 
ter the crest of the holiday period. The opening night society 
peopled the place in such numbers that even the seats usually 
reserved for the ungilded were pre-empted here and there by 
those who came too late to secure their usual vantage seats. 
The applause from the boxes came in fortissimo salvos that 
proved that when the smart set is really thrilled it is not too 
lazy to express its pleasure. 

Nor is it too sophisticated and well-bred to express amaze- 
ment. If the daughter of the late "Lucky" Baldwin was not 
satisfied with the way San Francisco sat up and took notice of 
her jewels, then she is difficult to please. Never has San 
Francisco seen such rich and abundant cargo of diamonds on 
any one person as Mrs. C'ara Baldwin Stacker wore the open- 
ing night, and ever has San Francisco gasped out louder. Did 
not Downey Harvey take one look and whisper: "Behold once 
more the Tower of Jewels." Did not the buzz of comment be- 

tween acts at the theatre largely concern itself with Mrs. 
Stacker and the blazing riot of diamonds? 

At the cafe where her party foregathered after the per- 
formance she was the target of all eyes, and the curious who 
did not know her identity kept the floor captain busy supplying 
them with information. Mrs. Stacker wears masses of auburn 
hair done low on the neck, and she had ropes of diamonds fes- 
tooned through the braids in addition to a fringe of diamonds 
and pearls worn low on the forehead. Several ropes of pearls, 
strands of diamonds, a dog collar of huge stones, long earrings 
and bracelets and rings were just a few of the high lights of 
this display of magnificent stones, the like of which has never 
been seen in these parts. 

On the opening night the Princess Hohenlohe sat not far from 
the Stacker party, and the princess, enveloped in white tulle, 
without the glint of a jewel, was a lovely foil for the daughter 
of one of the most picturesque characters who wove the warp 
and woof of his life through all the changes and chances of for- 
tune in the days of old, the days of gold, and finally living up 
to the sobriquet of "Lucky," left a great fortune for his heirs. 

© © © 
Rumor Rampant. 

Engagement announcements and engagement rumors lend a 
pleasant romantic tang to the mid-winter air. There is a 
piquant flavor about a rumor which gives it more savor than the 
consummation of the report, and therefore the gossips are more 
interested in the rumors flying around than in the accredited 
news of the smart set. 

One of the most interesting bits concerns the cardiac inten" 
tions of beautiful Mrs. Mary Belle Gwin Follis. Mrs. Follis is 
one of the handsomest young matrons in these parts, and has, 
of course, had a number of devoted suitors. At present the 
head of one of the big corporations is included in all the par- 
ties arranged in her honor, and those who jump and those who 
crawl to conclusions are wondering whether their interest in 
each other will culminate at the altar. 

Another rumor revolves around Anne Peters and grows more 
insistent in its claim that she has accepted the most devoted of 
her many suitors. Miss Peters' smile is just as beautiful and 
just as inscrutable as ever. 

© © © 
Realities vs. Rumor. 

From the East has come the confirmation of the rumor that 
when pretty Peggy Nichols went East she was not heart-whole 
and fancy free. The observant had noticed that young Edward 
H. Clark, Jr., and the Bishop's daughter were enjoying a sum- 
mer flirtation which had all the standardized guarantees of an 
all-year-round affair. When Clark returned to Yale, Miss 
Nichols went on as the guest of the Whitelaw Reids and other 
Eastern friends, and the young people saw a great deal of each 
other, with the result that the engagement has now been for- 
mally announced. Both families and all their friends are de- 
lighted at the news, for the alliance carries every promise of 
happiness. The wedding date is a year distant, as Clark has 
another year at Yale. His family usually spend the summers 
out here, so the fact that the young couple will live in New York 
does not really mean the long separations that the choice of 
New York would usually imply to the California branch of the 

The marriage of Corennah De Pue and Jack Neville on 
Thursday of this week was a pretty affair solemnized with all 
the dignity of the marriage ceremony, but at the same time 
maintaining a happy air of informality which put the guests into 
the pleasantest frame of mind and added greatly to the enjoy- 
ment. The bride was a lovely picture, and her sister, Elva, who 
came home from college in New York to officiate at the wed- 
ding, never looked better in her life. The young people will 
enjoy a brief honeymoon, and will return to make their home 
in San Francisco. 

Among the prominent people recently registered at the Hotel 
Oakland are: Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Burman Friend, F. Risser and 
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Homer B. Mason, of New York; A. W. Peet, 
Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Donald McClure, Oakland; Mr. and 
Mrs. H. Hewins, Jr., Calistoga; Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Bush, 
San Francisco; Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Taylor, Livermore; Oscar 
J. Craft, Honolulu; George G. Roos, San Francisco; Mr. and 

January 6, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

Mrs. H. L. Hamblet, Portland; H. H. Cudmore, Cleveland. 

Mrs. Wickham Havens will entertain eighty guests at a din- 
ner dance at Hotel Oakland in honor of her daughter, Miss 
Sally Havens. 

© © © 
Del Monte was crowded to capacity for the New Year's Golf 
Tournament and celebration, as there were almost twice as 
many down for the festivities as last year. The formal New 
Year's Eve dinner was held at the regular time, and by nine- 
thirty was at its height. The great dining hall having on all 
four sides as a background for the many beautifully gowned 
women hundreds of pine trees, and with the great green gar- 
lands hung from every possible position, it made one of those 
particularly impressive sights long to be remembered. There 
were thousands of favors, many fun-makers, etc. Beautiful 
balloons, streamers, flags and so forth were everywhere, and 
seemingly coming from every direction at once. At one minute 
to twelve o'clock "taps" was heard sounding above the music 
and din. All were on their feet instantly and the lights went 
out. As the great clock struck the hour of midnight the lights 
went on again, and the beautiful ."reveille" echoed and re- 
echoed through the room, awakening the New Year. There 
were many dinner parties, among them being: Mr. and Mrs. 
W. H. Crocker, Miss Helen Crocker, Miss Ethel Crocker and 
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kelham. Mr. and Mrs. S. F. B. Morse, Mr. 
and Mrs. Phillip Morse, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. N. Nickel and Fran- 
cis McComas. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Tobin, Mr. and Mrs. Chris- 
tian De Guigne, Mrs. Robin Hayne and Mr. Jack Neville. Mr. 
and Mrs. Alex C. Lilley, Miss Ethel Lilley, Miss Boyd, Mr. K. 
R. Kingsbury and Mr. H. D. Pillsbury. Mr. and Mrs. John 
Gallois, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Dun- 
can, Mr. and Mrs. Rich Girvin, Miss Helen Duncan. Mr. and 
Mrs. Elmer Cox, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Leon Wilson. 

© © © 
Mrs. Mose Faitoute, of New York, who was Miss Florence 
White of Oakland, with her husband, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Case of Seattle, were the guests of honor at a charming affair 
given by Mr. and Mrs. George Chambers at the Hotel Shattuck 
in Berkeley Tuesday evening. It was a dinner party, and around 
the beautifully decorated table were Mr. and Mrs. Faitoute, Mr. 
and Mrs. Case, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Keating, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Avery, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick 
T. Robson and Mr. and Mrs. George Chambers. 


Preliminary steps have been taken by Senator Phelan, Rep- 
resentatives Kahn and Raker, and by Secretary Tumulty, on 
behalf of President Wilson, to have the President give the 
Californians on the Inaugural Special train a reception in the 
White House on their arrival in the national capital. Senator 
Phelan has written to the headquarters, promising personally to 
give a reception in a Washington hotel, to which members of 
the official set will be invited to meet them. 

Other entertainments will be given the party at various cities 
where stops will be made, either going or returning. Among 
those who have expressed their intention to be hosts are the 
mayors of New Orleans, Atlanta, Baltimore, Kansas City, and 
St. Joseph, Mo.; Governor Morehead of Nebraska, and many 
civic and commercial bodies, as well as women's clubs. Should 
it be decided to hold an inaugural ball in Washington, the party 
will attend it also. Mrs. Eleanor Martin is general chairman 
of the organization conducting the Washington tour. The train 
will leave here February 24th, arrive in Washington March 3d, 
and return to San Francisco March 18th, by way of New York 
and the Middle West. 

It was an honest to goodness capacity crowd which 

gathered at the Techau Tavern to see the Old Year out and the 
New Year in. Every one had the best time imaginable. There 
were hosts of pretty women in the large crowd which was com- 
posed of people of the greatest social importance, and the man- 
agement provided the best dinner and the best entertainment 
that the most earnest effort could supply. Out of a maze of 
entertainment, impromptu and otherwise, the Song Revue, the 
Pall Mall cigarette dances and the La Lilas perfume dances 
were received with the greatest favor. 


All records in joyously greeting the New Year were knocked 
into smithereens, this week, by the wholesale extravagant de- 
light which introduced Baby 1917 to joyous San Franciscans 
and their crowds of visitors. Joy ruled, and the carnival spirit 
rode high in madcap, jubilant spirits. This carnival spirit was 
more in evidence than ever before, and it is only a question of 
a very few years when it will be rampant. More parties and 
individuals were out in garish costume this year than ever be- 
fore, especially in the Latin quarter, where the restaurants were 
crowded with numbers of jolly parties clad in unique, gro- 
tesque and comic costumes. Many of these parties made the 
rounds of the restaurants, and their entrance and antics stimu- 
lated rounds of fun, frolic and exuberant fun, all an augury 
that the spirit of the occasion is growing with the years and de- 
veloping into something allied to a carnival. Eventually this 
annual display will express itself in some form distinctive to 
San Francisco, a form of fun and attractive enjoyment that will 
bring thousands of visitors from all parts of the coast to join 
in the revelry. 

The local leading hotels and the semi-royal cafes were star 
points as usual in the exuberant festivities. Techau Tavern, 
the Louvre, Hof'Brau, Tait's and others were crowded to the 
doors, and only those holding precious admittance cards to the 
special programmes provided for their entertainment were ad- 
mitted. The St. Francis, the Palace and the Plaza Hotels were 
bombarded and besieged by the endless groups of revelers to 
gain just one peep of the special attractions of the wonderful 
stunts provided by the ingenious managements specially for the 
occasion. There were fully 2,500 celebrants at both the Palace 
and the St. Francis Hotels. At both these hotels the programs 
were diversified with extraordinary, ingenious theatrical effects 
appropriate to the occasion. Techau Tavern, Tait's and other 
like big establishments were packed till the last tick of the 
pendulum of the closing hour in the morning. And when it was 
all over confetti and serpentine fairly buried the city. 


With thirty per cent of its total tonnage absent on service, 
the Japanese navy was recently able to line up for review be- 
fore the Emperor a war fleet almost twice as great as the navy 
which defeated Russia. The steady growth of the Japanese 
navy is clearly indicated when it is seen that in 1894 the total 
tonnage was 61,000; in 1904, 283,743, and in 1916, 628,321. 
These advances are during war years, that is, the war with 
China in 1894, the war with Russia in 1904, and the present 
European war. 

The fact that such steady expansion should have been ac- 
complished in the difficult period following each great war is 
at once a tribute to the financial courage of the Japanese states- 
men and convincing evidence of Japan's determination to have 
a voice in the world, for while her navy is modest in compari- 
son with the fleets which are keeping watch in the North Sea, 
and considerably inferior to the United States fleet in the At- 
lantic, it is overwhelmingly superior to everything that floats 
outside of European and North American waters. Its position 
in relation to Asia is obvious and incontestable. A curious fact 
which strikes one on any study of Japanese progress is that the 
two distinct periods of expansion shown in the above paragraph 
have each followed a successful war. What her critics — a num- 
erous body nowadays — will call the imperialistic ambitions of 
Japan, and what more sympathetic observers can reasonably 
admit to be the necessities of her position as an island power, 
will sooner or later have committed Japan to the building up of 
a sea force of considerable strength. — Japan Advertiser. 

Jones (who has called round to see if his friend has re- 
covered from a wild night l — Is Mr. Wuzzy up yet? Landlady 
(sternly) — Yes. he got up an hour ago, drank his bath and went 
back to bed. 



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January 6, 1917 


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to California 

By Kathleen Norris. 

Author of "Mother," "The Story of Julia Page," "The Heart 

of Rachael," etc. 

It was only after I came away from California, a few years 
ago, that I realized in my provincial heart that she does not 
mean to all the world what she means to us who love her, and 
belong to her. That there are Kentuckians, for example, and 
Texans, and other Europeans, who do not keenly regret the ac- 
cident of birth that prevents them from claiming her smote me 
with a naive and puzzled surprise. Even now the very name, 
the very word "California," falls upon my ears with an ex- 
quisite appeal ; it is like a strain of familiar and poignantly 
touching music. I can hear it across the noisiest tea-room, or 
distinguish it under the murmuring darkness of the theatre. 
The motor licenses, with the little bear guarding the number, 
look like friendly faces when one meets them on Eastern road- 
ways, and when the railroad companies plaster fences with the 
alluring suggestion "Five Days and Seventy Dollars to Cali- 
fornia!" I feel a tug at my heart. 

We are raised on superlatives, we second-generation Califor- 
nians. Our fathers fough' a bitter fight to reach the farthest 
frontier, and they loved it because they suffered for it. Whe- 
ther they came "around the Horn" in sailing vessels, or across 
the endless prairies in the familiar hooped, dusty wagons, they 
learned the worth of their home before they found it. My own 
grandmother, with my mother at her breast, looked up through 
the velvet dark of night, through that same hooped covering, 
and watched the camp fires of hostile Indians on the hill. Ring- 
leted, crinolined, wistful and eighteen, she said good-bye to the 
world she knew, at "Saint Joe," and left it forever behind her. 
To the end of her life she liked to talk of "Southe'n" hospital- 
ity, of men who rode dashing horses and wore white, of orderly 
gardens packed with bloom, of cool great rooms full of silence 
and tree shadows, and the quiet stepping of brown-skinned 

Her own fate was the fate of California. She sat in the jolting 
wagon, beside another woman in the party, when a baby was 
born. She saw priceless teams of cattle fall upon an unex- 
pected water hole and drink themselves to death. She knew 
one of the company, a girl, gently raised like herself, who was 
widowed, and who left the scalped body of her young husband 
behind her on the plains. And his brother took her, without 
benefit of clergy, because there were no clergy, and because she 
had young children, and needed a man. 

This was after the days of the Spanish sheep ranches, and 
after the days of the padres. But there were Indians, and 
wolves and floods in California, when they found it. She slept 
in a rough bed whose leg bore a notch, for which the once white 
and ringed hand felt often during the night. When the river 
waters crept up to that notch, it was time to rouse the children 
and climb to the roof. She climbed to the roof with the child- 
ren when my grandfather was late in returning from town, too, 
because the noises of wolves and coyotes frightened them. She 
saw the gold devour men far more cruelly than the wolves, and 
not ten years ago her grand-daughter talked to the white-headed 
man who was laughed at, in the first rough state legislature in 
Benicia, because he said that wheat and fruit orchards should 
be planted, and would some day make the new State far more 
famous than did the gold. She saw the railways come, and 
the cities spread over the hills, and the harbor flung open as a 
gateway to the Orient. 

San Francisco was a mere group of wooden shanties. But 
there must have been a glamour over it even then. The new 
world was so bright, said my grandmother, the sky so blue and 
high, the air so gloriously intoxicating. It was wonderful to 
, have the whole long summer go by without a single day of 
I heavy and smothering heat : it was wonderful to have the winter 
mild and soft, to pick swec f peas in November, and poppies in 
'February. Her husband farmed, mined and became rich. She 
rejoiced with him when the railroad came; she took the days 
of the vigilante committee calmly for granted. Los Angeles 
was not, Sacramento was a mining camp; but there was the tiny 
beginning of a social set in San Francisco, and there was a con- 

vent school for girls in Marysville. She drove in her own open 
carriage, and entertained in her old bay-windowed house in 
Geary street the homesick wives of miners when they came to 
the city. 

But gold was a first love with the early Californians, and they 
followed the gold. Wherever the feverish rumor flew, they hur- 
ried after. They left homes and wives and children to flock in- 
to the mountains, and many of them never found anything but 
thirst and hunger, and left only their bones to tell the story. 
Meanwhile the city property that in itself was worth a gold 
mine, or the unfilled fields that were some day to feed half the 
world, lay neglected. Even after this time gold played an 
important part in the history of the State. In 1870 everybody 
in San Francisco was buying silver stock in the Nevada mines. 
One of these mines produced three hundred million dollars' 
worth of ore in eighteen years. The mere figures were enough 
to drive sober reason from one's head. Car conductors, sober 
young wives, little seamstresses, rich and poor, wise and un- 
wise, they flung whatever they had madly into the game, in- 
indeed they flung more than they had. 

Nothing else interested the city while this mad fever burned 
it. Strangers talked eagerly and nervously in the streets, to- 
day's beggar was to-morrow's millionaire. The terrible ques- 
tion of holding or selling turned men's hair white, and broke 
them on the wheel. This one, hitherto respected, successful, 
happy, put a shot through his brains; that one reeled home, and 
sat for dazed hours in the bay-windowed parlor and looked 
mutely at the silk-clad, confident wife and the pretty daughter 
just freed from high school, and the retinue of sympathetic 
maids, ruined, and more than ruined. Even to-day in the city, 
a busy young stenographer or a school teacher, will point you 
out a business block teeming with prosperous life, with the 
philosophical smile that is characteristic of the Californian: 
"That belonged to my father before the silver slump!" — From 
January American Magazine. 


Three private collections are now hanging in the Hill Toler- 
ton print rooms on Sutter street, the exhibition by old Spanish 
masters proving the most attractive. This collection numbers 
about twenty-five pieces and includes canvases by Goya, Coello, 
de Morales, de Moya, La Cruz, Zurbaran and other famous old 
Spanish masters. The exhibition of monotypes in color of Ori- 
ental scenes by Carel L. Dake, Jr., gold medalist of the Expo- 
sition, whose three paintings in the Netherlands building at- 
tracted great attenion, continued until January 1st, as did also 
Mary J. Coulter's exhibition of exquisite little studies of Ha- 
waii. The volcano of Kilauea is an especially strong canvas. 


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"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 



By Henry McDonald Spencer 


One of the main causes of complaint against the old- 
fashioned drama — the drama that existed in Europe until the 
awakening of fifteen or twenty years ago, and which exists in 
America to-day — is that it takes its characters from the stage 
and not from life. By not using truth to life as a basis of art, 
it is therefore untrue to art. "For beauty is truth and truth 
beauty ..." 

Thus when a lady of that profession — the only one in the 
world in which the services of the amateur are valued more 
highly than those of the professional — is portrayed on the stage, 
she is almost invariably made noble and self-sacrificing, that 
the author may win a little cheap applause through "unex- 
pectedness." As the Ex-Leading Lady expressed it to me in her 
more direct way: "Have you ever noticed how good the 'bad' 
women on the stage always are?" 

As a matter of fact, Magdalen being as a rule simply a lazy 
and selfish moron, adopts what appears to her the easiest way 
to procure cheap luxury and ease. Whether her way is the most 
successful, or not, I am not prepared to say, as I have never 
been a bad woman; I can merely thank God that I was not born 
a factory girl such as you read about in vice commission re- 
ports and other pornography propagated by smut hunting el- 
derly gentlemen. 

Another favorite character of the stage is the unselfish and 
self-sacrificing millionaire. As a fact I believe that next to the 
very poor the very rich are the most selfish and suspicious class 
in the world. A rich man must always more or less suspect 
the good faith of those who make up to him, and think that his 
money is the object. 

In "Never Say Die", now playing at the Alcazar, an Ameri- 
can millionaire condemned by the doctors to die, assists the 
fiance of the young lady with whom he is in love; and subse- 
quently, when the young person's mother loses her money, he 
marries the girl that he may decently leave her his fortune. 
Needless to say, the millionaire recovers, thus the complication. 
Up to this point the story is plausible enough, but even in a 
comedy bordering on farce your sense of verisimilitude is out- 
raged when the gentleman berates himself for failing to fulfill 
his pact of death and supplies evidence by which his wife in 
name only may get a divorce. 

Now I submit that when any sane man felt the resurging of 
life and health within him he would have frankly explained the 
situation to his wife and left the solution to her. But that 
story would have been more difficult apparently for the play- 
wright to popularize- — thus the "easiest way" commends itself 
to the author as well as to Anonyma. 

As I have frequently maintained, John Halliday is at his 
best in light comedy or farce roles, and easily scored one of his 
most pronounced successes of the season as Dionysius Wood- 
bury, the god-like millionaire. I was glad to see Eva Lang 
back, looking ever so much better than before her vacation, and 
a little plumper, which is very becoming to her. Evidently the 
strain of learning ninety to a hundred sides a week is rather too 
much as a steady diet for this highly strung young woman. 

Henry Shumer, as always, made his part stand out, though 
he had only a "bit" as the unctuous Harley Street London phy- 
sician with highly developed side whiskers. Luce gave us an 
unexpectedly sympathetic rendering of the devoted valet. 

Why, oh why, Mr. Belasco, does your excellent stock com- 
pany have to be broken up? 

* * » 
Heard iif the Orphcum Last Year 

— "Ladies and gentlemen, with your kind permission, I'll 
sing you a little song of my own composition entitled ..." 

— "I'd like to stay here and entertain you all afternoon, but 
there are other acts on th^ bill." 

— "This is my mother." 

— "You'll get it after a while." 

— "Now here's a good one." 

— "Some one has been feeding you meat." 

— "All right, Ray, give me a chord." 

— -"Ladies and gentlemen, I cannot tell you how happy you 
make me feel by your kind applause." 

— "I am sorry to say that my partner is sick this afternoon, so 
I shall have to endeavor to entertain you alone." (Partner en- 
ters, simulating a jag). "How dare you come here in this con- 

— "Now, when I come on, Ray, I'll say to you, ' ', 

and you'll say to me, ' '. Do you get that, Ray?" 

— -"Where do you get that stuff?" 

— -"What's the big idea?" 

— "Say, are you singing this song, or am I?" 

— "I went into a saloon this morning to get my breakfast, 
and who do you suppose I met?" 

— (Male performer lifting lady partner's skirt) — "How's the 
view from the trenches?" 

— "Well, why don't you applaud?" 

— (Performer in song and dance team, after listening to part- 
ner sing) — "Say, if you had a wooden leg you'd starve to 
death." (Answer) — "If it wasn't for me you'd starve anyway." 

— "Just to prove to you that we're on the square." (Enter 
five year old child from wings.) 

* * * 

I have been asked to give my ideal programme selected from 
the Orpheum bills of 1916, and I append the subjoined made 
from memory. I assume that the acts I remember made the 
greatest impression on me, and therefore, when the impression 
is pleasant, are the best in my opinion. This bill does not take 
into consideration either time or cost: 

1— Sumurun; 2— Fannv Brice; 3— Fritzi Scheff; 4— Wilfred 
Clarke & Co. in "Who Owns the Flat?"; 5— Nat Wills; 6— The 
Sharrocks in "Behind the Grand Stand"; 7— Clarke and Hamil- 
ton in "A Wayward Conceit"; 8 — Lily Langtry in "Ashes." 

Incidentally this programme would break the Orpheum, and 
run over three hours. 


Pantages gets off to a good start for the New Year with a 
lively and entertaining bill. The gem of the program in my 
opinion is the act of the "Betting Bettys", who present a racy 
and racing musical comedietta with a half-dozen hand-picked 
Bettinas, who are as lovely as magazine cover girls. Besides 
these extremely attractive young women there is a real come- 
dian and a prima donna, who can really sing, besides putting 
over comedy characterizations, all of which is somewhat un- 

The headliners are the London Singing Bellringers. but I 
must confess that I should have preferred them to have 
some other instruments than church bells. These inevitably re- 
call the dreary Sundays of my early youth before I read the 
Declaration of Independence to my parents, and when I was 
lugged willy-nilly to hear i. white-robed cl :nd the ob- 

vious. At that, however, the number is a novelty to San Fran- 
ciscans who have sprouted since the days when British bell-ring- 
ers were in vogue. 

Smith and Kaufman deliver the patter; while the Seymour 
Sisters do not belie their name, and sing and dance most agree- 
ably. Sigsbee's dogs ... ; but I haven't the heart to say what 
I think about dog performers; almost I would prefer a 

Olive Briscoe and Stanley and Burns are added for good 
measure to make an enjoyable afternoon or evening. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 6, 1917 

Muriel Worth, Vaudeville's Versatile Exponent of the Dance, 
Next Week at the Orpheum. 

San Francisco Symphony Gives "Children's" Concert. 

It was a happy thought that inspired the Symphony mana- 
gers to give a children's concert during the holiday season, if 
for no other reason than that it was immensely enjoyed by 
many grown-ups for whom the ordinary symphony selections 
are too recondite. 

No matter how much we may appreciate the monumental 
work of Beethoven, or the involved technique of De Bussy, 
nevertheless there is a certain hankering in most of us for the 
fleshpots of melody occasionally, and that we were given in 
good measure last Thursday week at the Cort Theatre. 

For were we not rendered the tuneful Overture from "Fra 
Diavolo" in a manner I venture to say that few of us had ever 
before heard? The lovely Finale from Haydn's "G Major 
Symphony" also was most appropriate to the Christmas festi- 
val, and in spite of its years succeeded in pleasing perhaps best 
of all. 

And then, for good measure, the Tschaikowsky "Nutcracker 
Suite," recalled by an essential, if perhaps fortuitous, propriety 
the period when nutcrackers are really used. It was light, 
airy and altogether delightful, and was enjoyed as much by per- 
formers apparently as by auditors. This undoubtedly was the 
piece de resistance of the menu. 

For entrees we had Humperdinck's "Dream Pantomime" in- 
formed with legendary suggestion; and Weingartner's "Invita- 
tion to the Dance" surely would have brought a wooden-legged 
man to the floor. 

The dessert might be said to consist of the "Pizzicato" Polka 
of Delibes, with "Molly on the Shore", by the weird Grainger, 

as a pousse cafe. Altogether a most enjoyable after- 
noon musically, if I do state it in terms of a maitre 

Advance Announcements 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum bill next week will be 
of particular excellence, and will introduce as one of 
its chief features Muriel Worth, an American girl 
who has perfected her natural gift for the dance into 
a fine art, and whose success is extremely gratifying 
to those who have lamented the fact that Terpsicho- 
rean art in America is inclined to be sluggish in its 
advancement. Al. Shayne is now a vaudeville "sin- 
gle," and modestly describes himself as "The Sing- 
ing Beauty." Ronair, Ward and Farron will present 
their Board Walk skit, "Are You Lonesome?" Its 
scene represents the board walk at Atlantic City, 
and with song, story and dance two young men who 
are enjoying a vacation at the seashore prevent the 
time of a solitary damsel from hanging heavily on 
her hands. Cecil Parkes, violinist, and William Con- 
way, pianist, will present a delightful programme. 
The Stanley Trio; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Barry in 
"The Rube"; Pat Rooney and Marion Bent in "At the 
News Stand", and the Washington Square Players' 
comedy success "The Age of Reason," with Vivian 
and Genevieve Tobin and company, will complete 

the programme. 

* * * 

San Francisco's laugh festival begins at the Co- 
lumbia Theatre on Monday next, and continues for 
the balance of the week, the mirth provoking vehicle 
being Salisbury Field and Margaret Mayo's funniest 
of all plays, "Twin Beds." This play would bring a 
grin to the cast iron features of a Calvin. The com- 
plications are intensely droll and the dialogue is 
thoroughly to the point. From first to last the acting 
is said to be most excellent, this season's company 
being ahead of any ever given the sparkling comedy. 
In the cast are such well known favorites as Marguer- 
ite Risser, Antoinette Rochte, Martha McGraw, Bess 
Stafford, J. Morrill Morrison, Louis Alberni, William 
Weston, Warren Hastings and others. The seat sale 
is now on. The Wednesday and Saturday matinee 
will be given at "Pop" prices, ranging from 25 cents 
George M. Cohan's new American comedy, "Hit-the- 
wiil be the attraction at the Columbia Theatre, 

to $1. 

Trail Holliday" 

commencing with Monday, January 15th. Frank Otto and Lola 

Merrill play the two leading roles. 

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. — The delightful pro- 
gram given by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, directed 
by Alfred Hertz, last Friday afternoon, at the Cort Theatre, will 
be repeated on January 7th, as the regular Sunday concert of 
the sixth pair of symphonies. As is customary at the Sunday 
events, the prices will be half those charged on Friday. The 
Eighth Symphony of Beethoven, which represents that com- 
poser in his most cheerful mood, will open the concert. The 
second and third act introductions of "Die Meistersinger" will 
follow. The concluding number will be the work of Georges 
Enesco, a young Roumanian composer who is at present en- 
grossing the attention of the music world. His Roumanian 
Rhapsody in A Major represents him at his best. The fifth 
"pop" concert of the special series being given by the San 
Francisco Symphony is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, Jan- 
uary 14th at the Cort. The program will include the "Tann- 

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hauser" overture, "Fra Diavolo" overture, "L'Arlesienne" suite, 
"Danse Macabre," and "On the Moldau River." Julia Culp 
will be the soloist with the orchestra for the seventh pair of 
regular symphonies, to be given January 19th and 21st. 

• * * 

Pantages. — Hardeen, King of all Hand-Cuff Kings, and as 
mysteriously entertaining as all of his old friends will remem- 
ber him to have been in the past, will appear as the headliner 
for the coming week, starting Sunday matinee at the Pantages. 
His famous strait'jacket and milk-can tricks still continue to 
baffle, and his box mystery is a feature deserving of special 
mention. Joe Whitehead, past master in the "nut" comedy line 
of entertainment, promises, to keep you amused every second. 
Mr. John T. Doyle will offer a brand new comedy-dramatic 
sketch, "The Danger Line." An especially novel act is pre- 
sented by Howard and Ross, being the unusual combination of 
banjo playing and juggling and operatic singing. The trio of 
Wood, Melville and Phillips, in a snappy potpourri of song and 
story, consists of Evelyn Phillips, in new and intricate dancing 
steps; Charley Wood, comedian and Jay Melville. Osaki Japs, 
Novelty Oriental Wonder Workers, offer a very clever and in- 
teresting trapeze act. The tenth chapter of the Lass of the 
Lumberlands, the picture serial, will be the screen attraction. 


President Frederick J. Koster of the Chamber of Commerce 
has been obliged to change his plans in regard to addressing a 
number of Chambers of Commerce in Eastern cities that had 
invited him to address them on the successful lines he em- 
ployed in winning, at the iast election, the referendum against 
union labor picketing. Eastern business men regard his work 
in this line as of such great importance that many telegrams 
and letters were sent him asking for details. Among other bod- 
ies of business men he was scheduled to address the annual 
meeting of the Chambers of Commerce of the U. S. A. Gen- 
eral Manager Robert N. Lynch will represent the local cham- 
ber of commerce in his stead, and give the details of how the 
campaign against picketing was so successfully accomplished. 
Mr. Lynch is thoroughly familiar with the details. He is also 
an encyclopedia on the handling of the complicated affairs of 
an up-to-date successful chamber of commerce, and will also 
in his visits to Eastern chambers of commerce do some excel- 
lent missionary work in this line. Under the vigorous efforts of 
the present management the local chamber of commerce now 
carries the banner recording the largest membership of any 
chamber of commerce in the Americas. 

-It is a social aspirant who tears off the following cry: 
It's really more than average bad — 

It makes the godly preacher sad — 

It's all extravagance and sin; 
Its antics make the devil grin; 
Oh, don't I wish I could get in 


In a recent interview, Ettore Patrizi, operatic sponsor and 
editor of "LTtalia," relates many interesting incidents of his 
six months' visit in Italy. "At Milano I encountered our loved 
Luisa Tetrazzini. She is a changed woman. She is as trim and 
fresh as a girl. And she says she owes it all to a California 
recipe given her by Mabel Riegelman. Tetrazzini has devoted 
her Lago Maggiore villa to the Red Cross hospital service, and 
she has subscribed for $200,000 of the Italian war loan. She 
does not sing any more. The war has saddened her to silence. 
She told me that she tried for a time to sing for war charities, 
but failed because her voice would choke with tears." 

_ The management of the big Winter Garden Ice Rink will 

give another extraordinary entertainment next week. One of 
the several features will be an exciting hockey contest on the 
ice between the crack clubs, the Pacific and the Indoor Yacht 
teams. The two star skaters, Helen Davidson and Miss Ray 
Collins, the world's best exponents in this line, give a thrilling 
exhibition of their art. 

"My poor woman," said the settlement worker, "what can 

I do to relieve your distress ?" "Can you sing, ma'am ?" "Why 
— er — a little." "I wish you'd sing some of the new ragtime 
songs, ma'am. Me and my husband ain't been to a cabaret in 
two years." 

Go to the 


Geary Street at Powell 



TCP It T /V K ph ° nc w <* 363 
l^Mll K1LVIY Sutter «„d Pierce Su. 


Events for Next Week 
Tuesday Night- HOCKEY 
Pacifies vs. Indoor Yacht 

Real Skating Lessons 
50c. per Half Hour 


Pantages' Theatre 

Market Street Opposite Mason 

. January 7th. 
OJ THE LIMBERLANDS, Chapter Ten iture 


Columbia Theatre 

The L-arlinir 

Franklin ISO" 

t "Pop" Prl n Ke- 

luni of last Beaaon'fl biggest hit. 

Tb« funniest play In tha whole world. Evenings. 25<\. r,0,\. 75,\. »l. 

.II. HI 'I.I.I: 


A shabby old cottage on the outskirts of a village was {Jrj)fbe%l7Il 

suddenly transformed by paint and paper into an attractive 
little house, and a summer resident of the place, who knew the 
occupants to be a poor widow and her ne'er-do-well son, was 
curious about the change. He inquired about it at the gate. 
"Yes, sir," replied the old lady, smilingly, "my son's in work 
now. Makes good money, he does, too. All he has to do is to 
go twice to the circus every day and put his head in the lion's 
mouth. The rest of the time he has to himself." — Tit-Bits. 

O'Famll Street Bet Stockton and I'owell 
Phons Douglas 70 



Ml'RIEI. \\ ■ 

AL SHA1 N l iNAIR. \V \ 


Johnny stood beside his mother as she made her selec- 
tion from the huckster's wagon, and the farmer told the boy to 
take a handful of cherries, but the child shook his head. "What 
is the matter? Don't you like them?" asked the huckster. 
"Yes," replied Johnny. "Then go ahead and take some." 
Johnny hesitated, whereupon the farmer put a generous hand- 
ful in the boy's cap. After the fanner had driven on, the 
mother asked : "Why didn't you take the cherries when he told 

you to? Cause his hand was bigger 'n mine." — Christian 



Alh*£dHc*tz Conductor. 





San Francisco News Letter 

January 6, 1917 


KNOWLAND-LION.- The engagement of Miss Eleanor Knowland. daugh- 
ter of Joseph R. Knowland, former Congressman, to Edgar Holmes 
Lions, was announced December 30th. 

MEHERIN-MEEK.— Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Merrill Tuesday announced 
the engagement of Mrs. Merrill's sister, Miss Marguerite Meherin, and 
Harold Meek, son of Mrs. Harry W. Meek of Hayward, and brother 
of Mrs. Stuart Hawley (Harriet Meek). The wedding will take place 
the first week in February. 

NICKEL-BOWLES. -Mr. ami Mrs. J. Leroy Nickel formally announced 
the engagement of their daughter. Miss Beatrice Nickel, and George 
McNear Bowles, son of Mr. ami Mrs. Philip E. Bowles of Oakland. 

SANDS -MULLIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Sands announce the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Miss Lorraine Sands, to George II. Mullin. 
■ : Mr, ami Mrs. I reorg i Mullln of this city. 

SOLOMONS-LILIENTHAL— Miss Katherine Solomons made the an- 
nouncement Of ! 'o Arthur LU I en thai upon her return 
from the East, where she ha- been passing several weeks. Miss Solo- 
mons is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lucius L. Solomons. 

EICKHOFF- WEST. — Miss Thi kla Elckhoft, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry Eickhoff, will become the bride Of "William Mortan West of 
Philadelphia. Pa., on January Huh. The ceremony will be performed 
in El Paso, Tex. 


LYMAN.— Mr. and Mrs. George Lyman had the pleasure of celebrating 
their wooden v. mber 28th, by having a dinner party at 

rs. Lyman was Miss Dorothy Van Sieklen. a belle of 


DRIVER-ROCK— A wedding of interest to San Francisco society is that 
of Miss Ruth Driver, the attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John 
Drive Rock, which was solemnized January 1st at the home 

of the bride in Monteclto. 

VAN WINKLE-SMITH.— The wedding of Miss Evelyn Van Winkle to John 
J. Smith took place Tuesday evening at 8:30 o'clock in Calvary Pres- 
■ [an Church, Dr. Jos lating. 

HENDRICKS.— Miss Gretchen Hendricks, the attractive daughter of Mr. 

and Mrs. John T. Hendricks, was hostess a few days ago at a luncheon 

at the Town and Country Club. 
PiOHENLOHE.— Complimenting Prince and Princess Hohenlohe, John 

■. , pott gave a lunch Hotel. 

POTTER. — Mrs. Ashton Potter was hostess Wednesday at a luncheon at 

her home in Washington street 
WELCH. — Miss Verda Welch was the complimented guest at a handsomely 

appointed luncheon given December 28th by Mrs. William Taylor at 

her home on Pierce street. 

ADAMS.— Mrs. John Charles Adams was hostess a1 a dinner dance at her 

home on Adams' Point, Oakland, Tuesday night. 
BLACK.— For the pleasure of their son. Alan Black. Dr. and Mrs. James 

A. Black presided at a dinner, followed by dancing. December 29th. 
EVANS.— Dr. and Mis. George H. Evans dispensed their hospitality at a 

dinner Monday. The honor guest was Dr. Llewellys F. Barker of Bal- 
timore, Md. 
McNEAR, — Miss Louise McNear will be a dinner hostess this evening, en- 
tertaining at the CUft Hotel. Afterwards the party will proceed to 
Century Hall to enjoy the "The Neighbors." 

MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained at dinner Decemoer 89th. 

MILLER.— An Informal dinner dance was given by Mr. and Mrs. II. M. A. 

Miller on M lay evening at the Palace l loud. On this occasion they 

entertained the friends of their daughter. Miss Flora Miller. 

PATIGIAN.— Mr. and Mrs. Halg Patigian entertained at a dinner party 
December 30th. 

SPLXVALO. — Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Splivalo gave a dinner Sunday even- 
ing for Miss Ruby Bon s recently returned from New Fork. 

STONE. — Miss Jennie Stone was hostess at a dinner last Thursday at the 
Palace Hotel, the party sharing In the pleasure of the dancing. 

TUCKER. — Nion Tucker gave a dinner New Year's eve at the St. Fran- 
cis Hotel, entertaining In honor of Miss Phyllis de Young. 

VAN SICKLEN. — Misses Ruth Zeile, Mary Louise Black and Gertrude 

Hopkins. Kenneth Monteagle and Corbet M ly were the guests of 

Frederick Van Sieklen at dinnei December 29th. 

VEACH. William B. T. Veach gave a dinner dame at the Palace Hotel 

on Monday night in honor of his sister. Miss Florence Veach of Sac- 

WHITUN. — On January 1st. Miss Emma K. Whlton entertained at an 
elaborate dinner party at her home on Grove street, Berkeley. 

ARNOLD.— Miss Bernice Arnold, the fiancee of Lieutenant George Nathan 
Barker, EJ. S. N.. was the guest of honor on New Year's day at a 
tea given by Miss Minerva Lovell at the home of her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Mansfield Lovell. 

EBERTS. — In honor of Miss Maryly Krusi. whose engagement to Wyman 
Taylor was announced in Alameda a couple of weeks ago, Miss Carol 
Eberts will entertain on the afternoon of January 12th. 

ROSBOROUGH. — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rosborough give a tea on Sunday 
in compliment to the I. L. Neilsons. 

MERRIAM.— Captain Henry C. Merriam of the United States Army was 
the guest of honor at an Informal tea, at which Captain and Mrs. Jar- 
ins Moore were the hosts Wednesday afternoon: 

DAVIS. — Invitations have been issued by Mrs. Richmond P. Davis for a 
luncheon and bridge for Friday afternoon, January 12th, as a com- 
pliment to Mrs. J. Franklin Bell. 

J< iYCE. — A coterie of friends enjoyed the hospitality of Mrs. Ken yon 
Joyce at a bridge tea last Friday. 

OLDS. — Cards have been sent out by Miss Helen Olds for a bridge tea 
to be given at her Piedmont home on the afternoon of January 13th. 

PARKER.— On January 9th Miss Elinor Parker will entertain fifty friends 
with a bridge party In honor of Miss Clarissa Lohse. who will become 
the bride of Alfred Ghlrardclli. in June. 

KEII >. — As a farewell compliment to Mrs. Robert Allen Reid. who will 
later In the wick for the East. Mrs. Gailliard Stoney presided 
at a bridge party Wednesday afternoon at her home on Jackson street. 

DERBY;. — The home of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hasket Derby on Gough 
l was the scene of a merry gathering of friends, about fifty in 
all having dropped in for their eggnogg party. 

1)10 YOUNG. — Two hundred young people danced the old year away at 
the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. II. de Young in California street. The 
guests were the friends of Miss Phyllis de Young, who is leaving Jan- 
uary Sth for New fork to spend the balance of the winter. 

El IKM VN. — Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Ehrman were hosts Sunday night to 
about a hundred and fifty friends at a supper dance at their home In 

FELTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Fcl ton's home on California street 
was the setting for an eggnogg party January 1st. 

MI-MI A. — A pleasurable affair of Sunday evening was the dinner given 
by Mr. and Mrs. Encarnacion Mejla and their daughters. Misses El- 
vira and Coralia Mejia. 

MENDELL. — An eggnogg party that brought together an equal number 
of friends was held at the residence of Mr. ami Mrs. George H. Men- 
dell, Jr., on Pacific avenue. 

MILLER.— Mr, and Mrs. H. M. A. Miller entertained a group of the 
friends of their daughter. Miss Flora Miller, at an informal eggnogg 
party January 1st in their apartment at California and Powell streets. 

IMIILL1PS. — Mr. and Mis. Joseph J. Phillips had a party of about thirty 
friends with them New Year's eve to greet the young 1917 at their 
home, 504 Belvedere a\ 

T'LI'MMER. — As a charming compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Plum- 
mer, who are visiting in .San Francisco from their home in Los An- 
geles. Mr. and Mrs. John Polhemufl were hosts at an elaborate eggnog 
party January 1st. 

VINCENT. — Mr. and Mrs. Germaine Vincent gave an eggnog party Janu- 
ary 1st at their home on Washington street. 

WYMORE. — Dr. and Mrs. William W. Wymore were hosts at an eggnog 
part y 1 st, their hospi table home hav Ing brougli t together 

nearly one hundred guests, 

WHEELER — The home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stetson Wheeler, on 
Broadway, was the scene of another merry eggnog party, with a large 
number i>f their friends calling during the afternoon of January 1st. 

El I RMAX. — Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Ehrman were hosts at a charmingly 
informal dance, one hundred guests having assembled at their home 
on Broadway to herald in the new year. 

HAVENS, — Mr. and Mrs, WLkham Havens entertained about a hundred 
of the younger set Tu< at b dancing party in honor of daughter, Miss Sally llav-iis. Tin- affair took place at the 
Hotel Oakland. 

JACKLING.— Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Jackling will give a daneing party to- 
night in honor of Miss Marie Louise Black. 

MARTIN'. — On.- of the prettiest affairs of Christmas day was the dancing 
party given by Mrs. Blei r Martin at her Broadway home. 


overlooking the beautiful Plaza of Union 

Square, the Hotel of refinement and service, 

is offering special rates to permanent guests. 

Hotel Plaza Company 

January 6, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



a1Ns\y< «K'i! i. -Mis. Frank An- and her attractive young daughter, 

.Miss Lucy Gladys Ainsm pensed true Southern hospitality .-it 

the large reception ;u which they were hostefises December 28th, 

BELL.— Majoi .eneraJ and Mrs. J. Franklin Bell, I '. s. A., observed the 
advent of the new year by keeping open house at their quarters at 
Fort Mason on Monday afternoon from 2 to 5 o'clock. 

CROCKETT.— In Burllngame, Mrs. Joseph B. Crockett ami Mr. and Mrs. 
Laurance Irving Scott held their customary reception New Year's day. 

BANNA. — A reception at which Most ReV. ETdward -1 . Ilanna. D. D., Arch- 
bishop of San Francisco', was guest of honor, was held i December 30th, 
in the home of Mrs. Kleanor Martin on Broadway. 

LOVBLI* — Mr. and Mrs. Mansfield Lovell and their daughter, Miss Minerva 
Lovell, entertained a large number of guests at their Claremont home 
in honor of Miss Bernice Arnold, whose engagement to Lieutenant 
George Nathan Barker, V. S. N., was announced recently. 

MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin followed a custom that she has observed 
for many years by holding "open house" on New Year's day in her 
Broadway home. 


BROOKE. — Mrs. John Erooke and Miss Cecile Brooke arrived this week 
from New York, and are stopping at the Fairmont Hotel. 

CROCKER. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Templeton Crocker and Mrs. C. Fred- 
erick Kohl arrived December 30th from New York, and went at once 
to the Crocker home at San Mateo. They have been East for several 

LEWIS. — Mrs. Allen Lewis has arrived from her home in Portland, Or., 
and is receiving the warmest of greetings from her host of San 
Francisco friends. 

SPRAGUE. — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sprague have returned to California 
after a delightful trip through the South and East. 


BABCOCK.— Mr. and Mrs. William Babcock left December 29th for Coro- 
nado to spend the New Year holidays and will remain south about two 

McCULLOUGH. — Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd McCullough returned to San Fran- 
cisco Christmas eve after a visit to New York, and left December 29th 
for Coronado to spend New Year's. 

POPE. — Mrs. Francis Pope has joined Major Pope, U. S. A., at Fort Sam 
Houston, Texas, after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Edward Gil- 
lespie at their home in Clay street. 

ROLPH. — Mayor and Mrs. James Rolph, Jr., left last Saturday mi. inonn 
for San Diego, where they are spending the holiday. 

BOWMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Bowman, whoso wedding took place 
in Oakland .Sunday afternoon, have gone south on theii h<<n<-yinoon. 
and about the middle of the month will go up to Tonopah, where they 
will make their home. 

BAKER. — Mrs. Thomas Maker is* enjoying the New Year's BOOSOn at Del 

Monte, where she is taking part in the golf tournament 
CROCKER-— Mr. and Mrs. William ii. Crocker spent the holiday! 

GAGE.— J. Charles Gage has arrived hero from Winnipeg to join Mrs. 
Gage, who has been here several months. Mr. and Mrs. Gage have 

taken the Howard Yerlngton house at Sea Cliff, and will remain In 
San Francisco until the early summer, 
i i A'i'i i a way. — Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Hathaway entertained at a 
I mi ii lay party over New Year's, at their country place at i 

HB3NSHAW.— A group of the younger set from Oakland, with M 

Mrs. Fritz T. Henshaw ps led the holiday at the Bummer home of 
Roger Haynea In Lagu 

JONES*. -Mr, and Mrs I'M n Lzton Jones joined ll n-up at 

I >> I Monte last week. 
MtACOMBBS. — Mr. and Mrs. A. King Maeomber were hosts at a house 

party over the week 
NE1LSON. — Lieutenant and Mrs. J. I.oroy Noils. >n leave n.vt week for 

San Pedro, where they will be Bl LttOUOd lor a \<\ir or BO. Mi. NVilsoii 

is in command of the submarinel I - 1 . 
PETERS. — Mrs. J. D. Fetctrs and Miss Ann- 1 PtBtOrS, who wt.t t,» their 

home at Stockton for ' : i to San Francisco, and 

the Fairmont, 
PARROTT, — John Parrott, St., with his sons. Francis and Stephen Par- 

rott, have Joined Kra Parrot! in n-w York for the I 
SEYMOUR.— Mr, and Mrs Wall ir, who hav. ling the 

winter at one of the local hotels, have gone to tic 

Ellen to spend Now Year's Day. 
s\in.i:ix. — Mrs, Hi Bin Is visiting her daughter, 

Bchwa&acher, a1 her home in Seattle. 

SHORES, — Dr. and Mrs. Frank W. Shore*, of Oakland, wl 

ling in the South sln.e the early part of the month, tin- 
, y plan to remain a week or so longer Tl 
■ ut the middle of January. 
WEST, Mrs. Frank Weel 


1 3 JO POUt ST. 


Hotel St. Francis 

Mural Cafe — Dinner a la Carle, 6 to 9 P. M. 
Ferdinand Stark's Orchestra 

Dancing In Rose Room, 9 P. M. to I A. M. 

Except Sunday 

Arthur Hickman's Orchestra 

Palace Hotel 


Every Evening from Seven to One, except Sunday 


Every Sunday Evening beginning at Seven O'Clock 

Orchestra of 25 Pieces 

Herman Heller, Director 


Table d'Hote at $2.00 per cover, also a la carte 


S The servant problem is solved. 

9 Extraordinary low rates to permanent guests. 





Quiet But Very Central 

A few fine two-room Suites now to rent at moderate 
prices. Single rooms $1.00 per day and up. Take 
cars No. 1, 2, or 3 at Ferry and get off at Grant Ave. 






Annual Clearance 


Big Reductions 

Gassner FURS 

Louis Gassner 

112-114 Geary St. 

San Francisco 





Gives that snowy white complexion 
which fashion requires the well 
groomed woman to possess. 



San Francisco News Letter 

January 6, 1917 


William Sproule, president of the 
Times Regarded Good Southern Pacific Company, who is in 
For Several Years. the East over the holiday period, is 

quoted by telegraph as follows: "I see no reason to doubt con- 
tinuance of prosperous conditions for some time to come whe- 
ther there be peace or no peace. The coast's prosperity is based 
partly on reflections of business activity in the East, partly on 
growth in the West. Farmers have had good crops and have 
sold them at high prices. Banks in the West have shown record 
clearings for some time past. The Southern Pacific is so well 
situated and has such excellent terminal facilities that it gets 
maximum benefits from the western development." 

It has been definitely decided that, after December 31, 

1916, no more stock of Alaska Packers' Association will be ac- 
cepted by the California Packing Corporation on the basis that 
the present holdings were bought. Frank B. Anderson, who 
headed the original syndicate, admitted that stock which was 
not delivered or mailed on or before the last day of the year 
would not be purchased. The offer for this stock was $50 a 
share in cash, 80 per cent in the preferred stock of the new com- 
pany, and 70 per cent in common stock of the new company. At 
the issuing prices, this figured out 154Vo for Alaska Packers, 
but at present market prices, Alaska Packers has an exchange 
value of about 159. 

In a succinct resume of trade conditions in figures cover- 
ing the United States, Bradstreet's review says: "Exports of 
merchandise totaled $5,460,000,000 in value, excelling those 
tor the previous calendar year by 55 per cent, and those for the 
year 1914 by 157 per cent. Imports aggregated $2,360,000,000, 
exceeding 1915 and 1914 by 32 per cent. Gold imports totaled 
$630,000,000, surpassing exports by $500,000,000. Our gross 
imports of gold during the war have aggregated $1,100,000,000, 
and the net imports $838,000,000, while our sales of merchan- 
dise for the like period were considerably more than double 
our purchases. Hence the estimates that we bought back 
$2,000,000,000 of foreign bonds or notes." 

Regarding conditions after the war, Bradstreet's says: 

"If peace should arrive within a reasonable time, it will find a 
good part of the coming year's business as secure as any busi- 
ness can be that was placed at present price levels, and with 
stocks of goods concededly small in all positions. It seems 
certain, however, that peace will come much more gradually 
than did hostilities two and a half years ago, and in this case 
demands from Europe for materials for rebuilding and repair 
will help to take up the slack of reduced orders in other lines." 

Telegraphic advices recently received from Oatman say 

that the Goldroad Bonanza, which encountered a string of rich 
ore, is cutting a station and sump on the 525 level, and is drift- 
ing on the vein. The United Eastern mill is beginning opera- 
tions. The Big Jim has resumed sinking. The Tom Reed has 
decided to add forty stamps to the present mill to handle the 
increased output. The management of the Gold Ore has been 
assured of $100,000 outside capital for the purpose of building 
the mill. 

San Francisco spent $25,015,036.27 for the support and 

maintenance of the city government, its public improvements 
and bond redemption and interest, and on the Hetch-Hetchy 
water system during the last fiscal year, which ended June 30, 

Preventable fires caused a property loss of $1,369,662 in 

California last year, according to the report of the National 
Board of Fire Underwriters. The loss occasioned by partially 
preventable fires was $3,737,062. Nearly 19 per cent of the 
fire damage in this State was due to preventable fires. Defec- 
tive chimney and flues caused losses approximated at $330,000. 


Here is the message that the Spirit gives me for you : "My 
own comes to me, and nothing goes out of my life but to make 
room for something better. I rejoice and let my soul light shine, 
that the right man may know me and ask me to be his wife." 

Say that to yourself the first thing every morning, and the 
last thing every night when you go to sleep, and whenever you 
happen to think of the matter in the daytime. But don't ever 
try to think of it — just say that beautiful little thought to your- 
self, and smile when you happen to think of your desire. What- 
soever things you desire believe that you receive them now and 
you shall have them. They are already yours in truth. Affirm 
them in truth, and in due lime they will appear. 

Nothing can prevent your own mate coming to you, unless, 
mayhap, you hold the picture of one man so close to your eye 
that it obscures the sun of your life. Put him aside out of your 
thoughts, and lei your light shine in love and truth. So shall 
your own be able to recognize you when he comes in sight of 
you. — Exchange. 

This, from "The Times of Assam," seems deserving of 

a wider publicity: "Wanted — By bachelor, a Khasia girl as 
housekeeper. Knowledge of English not necessary. But must 
be young, cheerful and good looking. Previous experience of 
the habits of European gentlemen desirable but not essential. 
Apply with photo, and state salary wanted, to Box No. 909, 
c.o. this paper." 

A certain college president wore side-whiskers. When- 
ever he suggested removing them, there was a division of opin- 
ion in the family. One morning he entered his wife's dressing 
room, razor in hand, with his right cheek shaved smooth. "How 
do you like it, my dear?" he asked. "If you think it looks well 
I will shave the other side, too." — Facts and Fancies. 

"Do you drink coffee?" asked the doctor of an aged pa- 
tient. "Yes," was the reply. "Coffee," continued the M. D., "is 
a slow poison." "Yes, very slow," replied the old man. "I have 
taken it daily for nearly eighty years." 

Going to Travel? 

Telephone Sutter 6300 for a 
Southern Pacific Passenger Agent 

He will call on you— 

Inform you as tc Fares, 
Routes and Stopovers- 
Procure and deliver your 
Railroad and Pullman 

And arrange for Checking 
your Baggage— 

We maintain our offices for the ac- 
commodation and convenience of the 

Southern Pacific 

Ask for Folder on the Apache Trail of Arizona 

January 6, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Knicker — Who does the baby look like ? Bocker — He is 

neutral. — New York Times. 

'"Has the furnace gone out, Bridget?" "It didn't come 

through here, mum." — Facts and Fancies. 

Great Doctor — Your wife, sir, needs a change of air. Mr. 

Tightwad — Well, I'll get her an electric fan. — Puck. 

Lady — And you say you are an educated man ? Wearied 

Will — Yes, mum. I'm a roads scholar. — University of Michi- 
gan Gargoyle. 

Newcomer (at resort) — Is this a restful place? Native 

— Well, it used ter be until folks began comin' here fer to rest. 
■ — Boston Transcript. 

"Is your wife fond of athletics?" "Not at all. She just 

wears that sport suit because she thinks she looks cute in it." — 
Detroit Free Press. 

-Cautious Wife — Dinna pay the fares yet, Angus. They 

may drap a bomb on us, and then ye'd ha' thrown guid money 
awa'. — Passing Show. 

Poet — I seek a phrase that shall express the joy of life 

in two words. Can you suggest anything ? Unfeeling Friend — 
Received payment! — Judge. 

She (just kissed by him) — How dare you? Papa said 

he would kill the first man who kissed me. He — How interest- 
ing. And did he do it? — Life. 

Clark — Do you believe in preparedness? Clubleigh — 

Sure! I never go home late without having an excuse all 
framed up. — Kansas City Star. 

"Don't you dislike the man who insists on hearing him- 
self talk?" "No," replied Miss Cayenne; "not unless he com- 
pels other people to listen.'' — Washington Star. 

"We dined out last night. Pa disgraced us as usual." 

"How was that?" "He got to the end of the dinner with three 
forks and two spoons still unused." — Chicago Herald. 

Head of Vestry — It will be your duty to toll the bell, 

take care of the furnace and blow the organ. New Sexton — 
Have I got to listen to all of the sermons, sir? — Judge. 

Life Insurance Examiner — Ah, you have suicidal im- 
pulses, do you — are they frequent? Applicant — Oh, yes, I 
get 'em every time your agent oozes into my office. — Puck. 

"Say, old chap, are you fond of moving pictures?" "I 

should say so!" "Then come round to our house next Tuesday, 
and give a hand. We're moving that day." — Chicago Herald. 

Mr. N. Quisitive, Jr. — Why, where's your Pomeranian? 

Mrs. Fitzan-Starts — Oh, haven't you heard? Dogs are quite 
outre now. We're on our way to the asylum to get us an or- 
phan. — Puck. 

"Did you hear that Jiggs was killed while traveling in 

Kentucky?" "No. How was he killed?" "In a feud." And 
I always told him not to ride in those cheap cars." — Cleveland 
Plain Dealer. 

"How' your Browning club coming along?" "Oh, fine." 

"Learned anything?" "Not about Browning. But I have im- 
proved my bridge game fifty per cent or more." — Louisville 


"When I don't want a man's attentions and he asks me 

where I live, I say in the suburbs." "Ha, ha! Excellent; but 
where do you really live, Miss Brown?" "In the suburbs, Mr. 
Short." — Atlanta Journal. 

Bridget — The new neighbors want to cut their grass, 

mum, and they sent over to ask the loan of your lawn mower. 
Mistress — Lend them our lawn mower to cut grass on the Sab- 
bath! Certainly not! Tell them, Bridget, that we haven't one. 
— Boston Transcript. 

"Why did you quit your last place? Wasn't your work 

congenial?" "Lady, no work is congenial." — Detroit Free 

_ Father — Listen, Harold! The camel can go eight days 

without water. Isn't that wonderful? Harold — Not very — you 
ought to hear Charlie Brown tell one! — Judge. 

"My husband tells me that he was out late last night 

with your husband." "That isn't so. I want you to understand 
that my husband was out with your husband." — Detroit Free 

In the wee hours of the morn, the suburbanite got off the 

train at the home station. Going to the telegraph office he sent 
this message : "Will not be at the office to-day. Am not home 
yesterday yet." — Dartmouth Jack o' Lantern. 

"Here's a scientific item of interest to us poets." "What 

is it?" "Well, this man has a theory that what we eat effects 
our literary output." "I'm inclined to think so, too. You'd bet- 
ter stop eating so much fudge." — Louisville Courier-Journal. 

Doctor — You will have to give up all mental work for a 

few weeks. Patient — But. doctor, in that event my income 
would cease. I earn my living by writing poems for the maga- 
zines. Doctor — Oh, you can keep right on at that. — Indianapo- 
lis Star. 

"I do wish," observed Mildred, "that Santa Claus had 

brought me a new doll for Christmas." "But your old doll," 
her mother answered, "is as good as ever." "So am I as good 
as ever,' the little girl retorted, "but the doctor brought you a 
new baby." — Tk-Biis. 

"Do you mean to say you won't give me my money back 

just because I have read it?" "Yes, madam, but what is the 
matter? Is the print imperfect, or anything like that?" "No." 
"Then why are you not satisfied with the novel?" "I dont like 
the way it ends." — Harper's Weekly. 

"Why don't you announce yourself as a preidential can- 
didate?" "Because," replied Senator Sorghum, "I don't believe 
I could get nominated. And if I did get nominated I couldn't 
get elected. And if I did get elected I couldn't fill the position 
properly. And if I did fill it properly I wouldn't get much 
credit for it, anyhow." — Washington Star. 

"There's a church near," said the country farmer to his 

paying guest; "not that I ever puts my nose in it." "Anything 
the matter with the vicar?" "Well, it's this way. I sold the 
old vicar milk and eggs and butter and cheese, and seeing as 
he patronized me I patronized him. But this new chap keeps 
his own cow and hens. 'If that's your game,' I thought, 'we'll 
have home-grown religion, too.' " — Tit-Bits. 

Traveler — I say, what are you people so proud about? 

Last time I came here everybody was very friendly and now I 
can hardly get a person to speak. Uncle Eben — You'll pardon 
us, but it's our town pride. You see, Joe Summers picked up 
a guidebook that fell out of a motor car last week, and we found 
that the old tannery swamp is a mountain tarn, Simmons' stone 
quarry a precipice, Bill Moodler's beerhouse a wayside inn, 
and the whole country chockful of historical antidotes and de- 
lusions. — Toledo Blade. 

"It is a constant wonder to me," said the student of hu- 
man nature, "to see how quickly the minds of some men act. 
There are people who can decide in an instant what it would 
take others a long time to consider. I met a man the other 
evening who is that way." "Was he a lawyer?" "I don't know; 
but he had an intellectual grasp that was astounding. I met him 
in the hall, just as he was reaching for an umbrella. 'Is that 
your umbrella?' he inquired. 'No,' replied I. 'In that case,' he 
answered, 'it's mine.' " — Buffalo Courier. 

"You're a swindler." exclaimed Mrs. Gobb, as she en- 
tered the bird store. "You're worse than a highway robber. 
You ought to be ashamed of yourself to cheat a poor, innocent 
woman the way you did. That parrot I bought of you last 
week is a fraud. You said it was a fluent talker and you 
charged me a big price for him. too, and that bird hasn't said 
a single word since I got him. Not one word. Do you hear 
me? Not — one — single — word!" "Perhaps," suggested the 
bird fancier, mildly, "you didn't give him a chance."- 
York Sun. 


San Francisco News Lcttpr 

January 6, 1917 


The over-active imagination of a boy of eight, left too much 
to his own devices, is the motive power behind Dana Burnet's 
new novel. The King, as the hero is called throughout, is the son 
of a socialist who has been shot in a strike riot. Miss Philo- 
mena Van Zandt, a patrician lady, has adopted him and placed 
him in a window to be a king — but she forgets to provide him 
with a kingdom. Miss Van Zandt is interested in the uplift of 
the poor, and is president cf the United Charities. The conflict 
between the King's inborn socialistic instincts and the restric- 
tions placed upon him by his well-meaning foster-mother in 
her efforts to make him a "little gentleman" result in his run- 
ning away. Nearly every normal boy of eight imagines him- 
self a king of some sort. This particular King's ambition is to 
buy Gramercy Park and to make that exclusive, green little 
oasis a free breathing spot to be enjoyed by the children of the 
slums. And so, in order to accomplish this purpose, he girds 
his tin sword at his side, gathers the hoarded pennies of years 
in a bag, and sets forth on the shining adventure. 

Harper & Brothers, New York. 

* * * 

Very few people have ever had the broad knowledge of in- 
dustrial conditions throughout this country which Miss Ida 
Tarbell has gained in her investigations lasting through many 
years. In the present book she writes out of her personal 
knowledge of the manner in which the new scientific manage- 
ment of business is bettering the conditions of labor, and pay- 
ing dividends in dollars and cents, in personal satisfaction and 
in human happiness. She records nothing that has not come 
under her observation, and her observation has been extraordi- 
narily comprehensive. 

$1.25. The Macmillan Company, New York. 

* * * 

This book is the history of Cuba from its discovery by Co- 
lumbus in 1492, through the year 1586, when Sir Francis Drake, 
in sailing along the north shore of the island, after his success- 
ful raid on other Spanish settlements of the West Indies, closed 
the first era of the colony's history. Although such a history as 
this is seldom written from original sources, Miss Wright found 
it necessary to do so in this case. Through her long residence 
in Cuba and Spain and the opening up last year of the Archive 
of the Indies at Seville, she had extraordinary facilities for 
discovering and employing in her narrative hitherto unused and 
unknown documents and manuscripts. Her work is almost the 
first serious one from a historical point of view to deal with this 
period. $2.00 The Macmillan Company, New York. 

* * * 

In the January American Magazine a writer says : "Here's 
a funny thing, by the way, that I've noticed about hotel guests : 
You leave a soiled towel in a room and the guest will probably 
complain. But you can leave a bucket of paint and a paper- 
hanger's scaffold in the hallway, and compel the guest to crawl 
under a stepladder to get to his room, and he will put up with 
it cheerfully — because he knows you are painting or papering 
by way of making an improvement, and he is in sympathy with 
that. It doesn't cost much to make over a carpet so that a bare 
spot in front of the dresser will be eliminated, but such little 
details are a vast help in making a hotel prosper." 

» * * 

The Century Company has in hand and will publish within 
the next few weeks a work entitled "Why Men Fight," by the 
Hon. Bertrand Russel, the famous English philosopher, who has 
become so widely known ir this country owing to his activities 
in defense of the conscientious objectors to conscription, activi- 
ties that cost him his professorship at Cambridge University 
and led to his being refused a passport to come to America and 
fulfill an engagement at Harvard. In his new book, Mr. Russell 
will summarize his principles of social reconstruction, discuss- 
ing with special reference to war and the human conditions that 
give birth to war, such social questions as marriage, the State, 
education, religion, etc. 




DECEMBER 30, 1916 


First Mortgage Loans on Real Estate $14,213,621.30 

Other Loans (Collateral and Personal) 9,469,272.36 

Banking Premises, Furniture, Fixtures and Safe De- 
posit Vaults (Head Office and Branches) 1,215,331.15 

Other Real Estate 168,169.48 

Customers' Liability Under Letters of Credit 239,643.64 

Other Resources 181,845.00 

United States, State, Municipal and Other 

Bonds $7,527,407.84 

CASH 6,790,704.47 


Total $39,805,995.24 


Capital Fully Paid $ 2,000,000.00 

Surplus $397,600.00 

Undivided Profits 293,852.39 


Dividends Unpaid 70,123.50 

Letters of Credit 239,643.64 

DEPOSITS 36,804,775.71 

Total $39,805,995.24 

A. P. Gfannini and A. Pedrinl, being each, separately duly sworn 

• .i ! inn -.' ii saye that Bald A. P. Glanninl is President una thrit 

Bald A. Pedrinl i.s Caebler of the Bank of Italy, the Corporation 

above mentioned, and that every Bl it* n intalned therein is 

true of our own knowledge and behalf. 



Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of December, 1916 

THOMAS S. BURN'ES. Nutai I blii 

The Story of Our Growth 

As shown by a Comparative Statement of Our Resources 

DgCKMBKK Bl, 1004 ......... 1385,480.91 

DECEMBER 31. 19*5 $1,021,190.80 

DECEMBER 31. 1906 11,899.947.29 

DECEMBER 31. 1907 $2,221 ,.«7..!5 

DECEMBER 31, 1908 ---... S>, 574 ,004 90 
DECEM5ER 31. 19:9 13,817.217.79 

DECEMBER 31, 1910 - - - 86,539,861.49 

DECEMBER 31, 1911 - - - $8,379,347.02 
DECEMBER 31, 1912 - - $11,228,814.56 
DECEM5ER 31. 1913 - - $15,882,911.61 

DECEMBER 31, 1914 - $18,030,401.59 
December 31,1915 $22,32 1 ,860.69 

DEC. 30, 1916 $39,805,995.24 

December 31, 1915 — 58,854 December 30, 1916 — 90,683 

Savings Deposits Made on or Before January 10, 1917, 
Will Earn Interest from January 1, 1917. 

Humboldt Savings Bank 
For the half year ending December .11. 1916, a dividend has been de- 
clared -it the rate of foui ' n per t ent per annum on all savings deposits, 
payable on and after Tuesday, January l;. 1917. Dividends not called tor 
are added to and bear the same rate of interest as the principal from Janu- 
ary 1, 1!»17. 

H. C. KDEYE3AIIL, Cashier. 
Office — 783 Market street, near Fourth. San Francisco, Cal. 


Bank of Italy 

For the half year ending December 31, L916, a dividend hae been declared 

at Che rate of four (4) per cent per annum on all savings deposits, payable 
on ami after Tuesday. January -, 1917; Dividends no1 called for are added 
to and bear the same rate of interest as the principal from January 1, 
1917. Money deposited on or before January 10, 1917, will earn interest 
from January 1, 1917. 

A. P. GIANNINI, President. A. PEDRINI, Cashier. 
Office — Southeast coiner Montgom- i ■ and I Hay Btreets, Market street 
branch — Junction Market. Turk and Mason streets. 

The German Savings and Loan Society 
For the half year ending December 31. 1916, a dividend has been de- 

ctexed at the rate of four <ti per cent per ai m on all deposits, payable 

■ mi and aftei January 2, 1917. Dividends no! called for are added to the 

ileposit account and can. dividends from January 1, 1917. 

Office — 526 California street, San Francisco. Mission Branch— Corner 
Mission and Twenty-first Btreets. Richmond District Branch— Corner 
Clement street and 7th avenue, flaight Street Branch — Corner Haight and 
lelvedere streets. 

The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society. 
For the half year ending December 31, 1016. a dividend hag been de- 
clared at the rate of four i i > per cent per annum on all deposits, payabb 
on and after Tuesday, January 2d, 1917. Dividends not drawn will he 
led to depositors' accounts, become ■> part thereof, and win earn divi- 
dend from January 1, 1917. Deposits made on or before January 1". 1917, 
will draw interest from January 1. 1917, 

R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 

Office — Corner Market. McAllister and Jones streets. 

January 6, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



At the December meeting of the Life Underwriters' Associa- 
tion of San Francisco, which took place at the close of a lunch- 
eon given at the Palace Hotel, George Leisander, manager of 
the Germania Life, was with much enthusiasm re-elected to 
the presidency. S. B. Thompson was elected vice-president, and 
Walter C. Palmer, of the Provident Life and Trust, was re- 
elected secretary and treasurer. The names selected to fill out 
the executive committee for the year 1917 were: Walter E. 
Webb, Connecticut Mutual; A. P. Chipron, Fidelity Mutual; 
Peter Murman, Equitable; Russell B. Field, New England Mu- 
tual; E J. Thomas, Northwestern Mutual, and H. H. Ellis, West- 
ern States Life. Among the distinguished guests was John 
Newton Russell, Jr., president of the National Association of 
Life Underwriters, who made an extended and instructive ad- 
dress. At the close of the business session, President Leisan- 
der was presented with a beautiful bronze clock as a token of 
appreciation on the part of the members for the interest he had 
taken in the welfare of the Association during the preceding 

year, the most successful period in the life of the association. 

* * * 

R. L. Stephenson attended the Home Office convention of 
the Union Central Life Insurance Company. He was accom- 
panied by the following members of his agency force who had 
qualified for the trip : Seth Thompson, J. G. Enzensperger, Jr., 
J. N. Hanlon, M. B. Havner, W. Garner Smith and Ramsay 
Probasco The Industrial Health and Accident Department, 
Coast Agency of the General Accident Insurance Company, has 
received notification that they led the entire list of producing 
States for the month of November. This company has discon- 
tinued the writing of Workmen's Compensation business in 
California. Joseph Kenyon is superintendent of this depart- 
ment of the company's business in California. 

* * * 

The male members of the Fireman's Fund made manifest 
their affection for Secretary Louis Weinmann by presenting him 
with a beautiful silver tea set as a wedding gift, and this was 
followed by the presentation by the lady members of the staff 
of an elaborate silver flower bowl. A few days previous, Mr. 
Weinmann was waylaid by a bunch of friends on the ferry boat 
and presented with a handsome silver bread tray, the presenta- 
tion speech being delivered by William Knapp, one of San 

Francisco's well known business men. 

* * * 

At the annual agency meeting of the California contingent of 
the Bankers' Life of Iowa, held in the office of General Agent 
A. F. Smith, it was revealed that the year's production of new 
business by the agency exceeded two and a quarter million. 
Previous to his departure from San Francisco to be in attend- 
ance at the annual meeting of the general agents at Des Moines, 
Mr. Smith was presented with a handsome traveling bag by his 
agents, who promised to make additional efforts for increased 
business during the present year. 

» * * 

Manager A. M. Shields of the Equitable Life's San Francisco 
Agency, was in attendance at the annual meeting of the com- 
pany's managers at Hot Springs, Va., which took place on the 
dates January 3d to 6th inclusive. Before returning Mr. Shields 

visited the Home Office of the company, returning on the 17th. 

* ♦ * 

On January 1st the Germania Life began the practice of giv- 
ing free health examinations to all policy-holders. Previous to 
that date these examinations were given only to those policy- 
holders whose contracts had been in force for three years or 
more. The Germania Life has made a substantial gain in n -w 

business written. 

* * • 

J. E. Youtz, an insurance promoter who was recently paroled 
from the Penitentiary, has begun suit against the people who 
sent him there, alleging damages of $20,000. The defend- 
ants are directors of the Merchants and Insurers Reporting Ccm- 
pany, holding company for the Merchants & Bankers Insurance 
Company organized by Youtz. 

* • » 

William Deans, of the general agency firm of Selbach & 
Deans, has entirely recovered from his recent severe illness, 
and is back at his desk again. 

Homer F. Mordorff has succeeded E. J. Fitzgerald as special 
agent for the Hartford and Sterling Fire Insurance Companies. 
His territory will be Northern California, Southern Oregon and 
Nevada, with headquarters at San Francisco. Fitzgerald left 
the employ of the companies on August last. 

* * * 

The Phoenix of Hartford, under general agent George H. Ty- 
son, has been writing marine insurance since January 1st. Chas. 
A. Hulme has been appointed marine manager. The office will 
be located above the fire underwriting department at 210-20 San- 
some street. 

* * * 

On January the first W. K. Barraud became secretary of the 
Pacific Coast Adjustment Bureau, succeeding G. Harold Ward. 





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San Francisco News Letter 

January 6, 1917 


By planting trees along the north side of its tracks to the 
Pacific Coast of the United States, one of the great railroad 
companies has found a happy means, not only of protecting 
its right of way, but of sparing the patrons of the road the sight 
of advertising billboards along the route. The trees, which, 
by the way, are being planted at the rate of 20,000 a day, will 
replace unsightly fences, so that the undertaking, from the 
standpoint of the passenger, seems to have much to commend 


* * * 

A Law and Order League of Automobile Owners has been 
organized in New York City for the principal purpose of pre- 
venting abuses of the privilege of the road. This body will 
acquaint its members with the laws and ordinances relating to 
motoring, will instill into them the duty of driving with cau- 
tion, and will first fine, and later expel, those who neglect or 
lefuse to obey its rules. Such an organization would be in- 
valuable to any community, provided it adhered strictly to its 


* * * 

Storage houses in one locality of the United States complain 
of a shortage in eggs because they have only 393,259 cases on 
hand. Hardship, like other human experiences, is a relative 
matter. There are, no doubt, housewives almost in the shadow 
of some of these storage plants who would consider themselves 
fortunate if they could count the eggs in their possession by the 


• * * 

New York, it seems, is the first State in the American Union 
to propose having in its capital city an auditorium permanently 
fitted with telephone receivers which will make it possible for 
the entire Legislature, if need be, to sit and hear words spoken 
by men in any part of the State or Nation. That the plan is 
practical, a recent trial at an educational convocation has 
proved; that it holds great possibilities must be apparent to 
every one ; but that the idea it embodies is new will be disputed 
by all those who have read Edward Bellamy's "Looking Back- 
ward," which, although it was written years ago, predicted uses 
of the telephone similar 10 that set forth in the New York 


• • * 

In answer to the frequently propounded question, "What is 
water" in financial parlance, perhaps some enlightenment, for 
laymen, may be found in the statement of the Interstate Com- 
merce Commission that the cost of reproducing the New Or- 
leans, Texas & Mexico Railway to-day would be $8,865,636. 
The original cost was $12,194,231. The property is, however, 
capitalized at $40,938,031. In other words, at the lowest esti- 
mate, there appears to be approximately $28,000,000 of "water" 
in the enterprise. Plainly, the patrons of the line will never 
have honest passenger or freight rates until this moisture is 
squeezed out. And this is only one instance, and a compara- 
tively unimportant one, of railway stock "watering" in the 
United States. 


"Did you love me when you married me?" he asked her 

Mrs. Memon regarded him with hard eyes. 

"Oh, I dare say I imagined I did," she remarked cruelly. 
"But one soon wakes up. What consideration do you show me ? 
When I married you 1 was only nineteen. I did not understand 
the world." 

"You were a dear to me then," he said, mournfully. "I wor- 
shipped you, Adela." 

She smiled sourly. 

"Yes, and I, like a fool, believed all you said. I should have 
married a rich man. I was not cut out for a small flat and a 
charwoman. I hate housekeeping on the quarter of a pound 

The man who had put up with her moods and tempers for ten 
solid years, who had tried to do his duty to her in his way, 
looked at her wistfully. 

Did women never understand ? 

Was it nothing when a man was devoted, when he sacrificed 
himself in every way? 

"I am sorry it has all been such a failure, Adela," he said. 

Adela stared at him resentfully. She hated him and his $1500 
a year. 

It wasn't good enough. 

* * * * * * 

In a splendid room filled with costly furniture, sculpture and 
pictures a woman sat listlessly. The splendor gave her no plea- 
sure; she was not used to it. She was still half-afraid of the 
many servants, the big rooms, the visitors her husband invited. 

Her husband was cross with her. 

"You know, Jane, you will have to change your dressmaker. 
I am sure Lady Mary was smiling at your dress last night." 

Mrs. Merrion surveyed her dinner table with some mis- 

It was just like Dick to invite a millionaire and his wife to 
come and smile over their poor surroundings. 

The guests arrived, and she greeted them with a calmness 
she was far from feeling. Mr. Martin looked at her admiringly 
as she did the honors. How lovely she was — tall, regal and 
utterly wasted upon this miserable little place. He wished his 
own wife was like this. 

Merrion, by the window, spoke with Mrs. Martin. 

"It's not a very grand place, I'm afraid," he apologized. 

"It is just what I like," she said. "I hate a big house. Until 
Howard came into his money we too lived in a little flat. I 
was happy then." 


Some months later, when Mrs. Merrion and Mr. Martin had 
run away together, the somewhat relieved Mrs. Martin left her 
big house and went for a visit to Dick Merrion's little flat. 

The next day she sent her husband a little note. 

He got his divorce on that note. 

Now they are all happy. 

Willie — Dad, what do the lawyers call a man that's been 

sued? Dad — A pseudonym, William. Can't you see I'm busy? 

For Sale — Pair of bronco horses. Good weight, sound, 

broken. Owner in hospital. — Exchange. 

Chatty Neighbor — t suppose you don't stand for any war 

arguments among your boarders? Boarding House Mistress — 
Oh, yes. You see, our biggest eater gets so interested that he 
forgets to eat, and our next biggest eater gets so mad that he 
leaves before the meal is half over. — Puck. 


alcoholic liquors she turned to Tea as the most satisfying and refreshing 
beverage. The Russians have always preferred the choicest Teas from 
China, India and Ceylon, as packed by Rldgways — this exquisite Tea from 
China being better known as 


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January 6, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



The magpies in Picardy 

Are more than I can tell. 

They flicker down the dusty roads 

And cast a magic spell 

On the men who march through Picardy, 

Through Picardy to hell. 

(The blackbird flies with panic, 
The swallow goes like light, 
The finches move like ladies, 
The owl floats by at night; 
But the great and flashing magpie 
He flies as artists might.) 

A magpie in Picardy 

Told me secret things — 

Of the music in white feathers, 

And the sunlight that sings 

And dances in deep shadows — 

He told me with his wings. 

(The hawk is cruel and rigid, 

He watches from a height ; 

The rook is slow and sombre, 

The robin loves to fight; 

But the great and flashing magpie 

He flies as lovers might.) 

He told me that in Picardy, 

An age ago or more, 

While all his fathers still were eggs, 

These dusty highways bore 

Brown, singing soldiers marching out 

Through Picardy to war. 

He said that still through chaos 
Works on the ancient plan, 
And two things have altered not 
Since first the world began — 
The beauty of the wild green earth 
And the bravery of man. 

(For the sparrow flies unthinking 
And quarrels in his flight. 
The heron trails his legs behind, 
The lark goes out of sight; 
But the great and flashing magpie 
He flies as poets might.) 

— Tiptica, in The Westminster Gazette. 

A Tommy at the front writes home that life in the 

trenches wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the people opposite. 
— Boston Transcript. 


In the January American Magazine Judge Gary gives his re- 
cipe for success. He says about a young man: 

1. He should be honest, truthful, sincere and serious. 

2. He should believe in and preach and practice the Golden 

3. He should be strong and healthy, physically and morally. 

4. His habits and mode of living should be temperate and 
clean, and his companions selected with regard to their char- 
acter and reputation. 

5. He should possess good natural ability and a determination 
constantly to improve his mind and memory. 

6. He should possess a good education, including particularly 
the fundamentals, such as mathematics, grammar, spelling, 
writing, geography and history; and also a technical education 
concerning the lines he proposes to follow. 

7. He should be studious and thoughtful, keeping his mind 
upon a subject until it is mastered. 

8. He should be conscientious, modest but courageous, ener- 
getic, persistent, even-tempered, economical, faithful and loyal 
to his friends and the interests he represents." 

Small Daughter — Oh, mother, I do think it unfair about 

the Zeppelin. Everybody saw it but me. Why didn't you wake 
me ? Mother — Never mind, darling, you shall see it next time 
— if you're very good. — Punch. 




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San Francisco News Letter 

January 6, 1917 


Light weight is one of the earmarks of that finished simplicity 
which John Timbs, historian of American invention, says is the 
ultimate stage in mechanical development. Crude directness 
at the start leads up to burdensome complexity, which is forced 
to give way eventually to the final, simple design which makes 
the complex stage of development seem absurd. 

The automobile industry as a whole has passed through the 
first stage, ard is now almost through the second. Complexity 
of design saw its height in the "eights" and "twelves." It 
seems hardly probable that it will ever be carried further, at 
least in the number of cylinders. And even while the multi- 
cylinder engines have been enjoying their greatest popularity, 
there has been a steady and gradually intensifying undertone, 
the dominant note of which is less weight. One is convinced 
on this point by even a cursory examination of the printed mat- 
ter issued and the advertising done by many manufacturers. We 
read of aluminum motors, "lightness with great strength," "un- 
equalled lightness for strength," "light sixes," and so on, and 
the theme is invariably weight reduction. 

This movement has its parallel in other lines of vehicular 
transportation. Seventy-five to one hundred years ago the first 
steps were taken to lighten horse-drawn vehicles, the new de- 
sign taking form in the one-horse chaise. Today it is almost 
an axiom that the weight of a vehicle plus that of the horse 
drawing it shall only total about twice the weight of the pas- 
senger load the vehicle is built to carry. In these lighter vehi- 
cles it is possible to make the springs much more flexible than 
where heavy bodies and axles were involved in the construc- 
tion. And it is also possible to take advantage of the riding 
ease which the low weight of axles and wheels (unsprung 
weight) introduces. 

In 1915 the street railway business in this country was near 
a crisis. The managers saw that the only way out was in 
building lighter cars to reduce upkeep costs of both cars and 
tracks. Cars which weigh 25 per cent less than the ordinary 
type are fast replacing the latter and with much better results. 

If the great railroads of the country reduced the weight of 
locomotives and cars, they could save millions in the yearly 
rail bill, and the depreciation and upkeep of rolling stock and 
roadbed would be correspondingly less. 

So it is in the automobile trade that the light car will ulti- 
mately be looked to for the kind of service that is demanded by 
comfort, safety and economy. The history of a number of au- 
tomobiles has for years been built around this condition. When 
it came to a question of greater ability they followed the dic- 
tates of the carriage builder by reducing the weight of the ve- 
hicle rather than increasing the size of the "horse." 

The crudely simple car of 1900 was not especially costly to 
run, but neither was it comfortable. Ever since that time the 
manufacturers have been vieing with one another in trying to 
build comfort into their cars. But in this process weight was 
practically ignored, with the result that weight and power have 
continually been added to carry weight. The result is a cer- 
tain measure of comfort obtained at high cost. The dawning 

tra of finished simplicity will bring both comfort and economy. 
* * * 

Points Way to Solution of Traffic Problem 

"If each of the elements of traffic could be kept in its proper 
place at the right time, the big problem of regulation would be 
solved," is the opinion of President H. M. Rowe of the Ameri- 
can Automobile Association, whose recent utterances at the 
Safety First convention created considerable comment through- 
out the country, because the doctrine was put forward that the 
pedestrian must also be regulated as well as the vehicle in 
bringing about improved traffic movement. 

"The sidewalks are for pedestrians and the streets primarily 
for vehicles," continues the head of the organized motor car 

owners. "The pedestrian should be and is safeguarded in his 
use of the sidewalks and designated crossings, where he should 
at all times have the righi of way. When he attempts to use 
the streets at points other than at crossings, then he should do 
so at his own peril. Furthermore, when he occupies the street 
at any other than at designated crossings, it should be prima 
facie evidence of gross carelessness on his part and he should 
be made to assume the responsibility for his conduct. On the 
other hand, drivers of vehicles should have precedence between 
crossings. They should have a right to expect that they will 
only have to look out for ether vehicles. 

"After all, there are just these two important elements in 
traffic — vehicles and pedestrians — and both contribute to acci- 
dents. Undisputed records, however, show that in over 80 per 
cent of all accidents the fault is that of the pedestrian, and in 
less than 20 per cent the blame attaches to the vehicle. This 
includes street cars, motor 'buses, and all forms of street car- 
riers. Limiting the report to accidents between automobiles and 
pedestrians, it is stated that from 92 to 96 per cent are the fault 

of the pedestrian." 

* * * 

Expert to Advise Auto Builders on Latin-American Trade 

That South America offers a fertile field for the consumption 
of American cars is stated by John Barrett, director general of 
the Pan-American Union. Barrett will deliver a timely and 
important address at the banquet of the Society of Automobile 
Engineers, to be held at the Biltmore Hotel on January 11th. 
From his twenty-three years' experience in the Diplomatic 
Service, part of which was spent as United States Minister to 
Argentina, he is able to advise the automobile industry as to 
the methods which will open the South American markets to 
American-made automobile products. The title of his address 
will be "Pan-American Commerce; Our Opportunity." Barrett 
recently returned 'from an official visit of two months' duration 
to England and France, where he consulted with the highest 

officials of those countries as to international trade conditions. 

* * * 

Mitchell Adds New Building to Increase Output 

The capacity of Mitchell Motors Company, Inc., plant at Ra- 
cine is being doubled for the coming year. Large additions are 
being made to the machine shops. Already a five-story body 
plant is now ready for occupancy. All the Mitchell bodies, 
open and enclosed, will hereafter be built in the Mitchell fac- 

* * * 

A First-Class Garage 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receiva something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 


Largest and most complete Garages 
In the West 

337-345 BUSH STREET 

Near Montgomery San Francisco 









i he 'lav. a fast electric train 

leaves San 

Francisco, Key 


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comfortable service 

through some of the prettiest spots In 


1 ' iin.irnla. 

Write for time table and 




L. H. 



fflc Manager 

, Oakland, Cal. 

January 6, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Lincoln Highway, Main Street of the Nation 

To-day the Lincoln Highway has an undisputed right to the 
name, "The Main Street of the Nation." Though but three 
years old the route has a history of intense human interest to 
all America. The story of the Lincoln Highway is an epic in 
road building, a tremendous human narrative of the conception 
of a great idea and the methods employed to place a gigantic 
plan before the practical American public. 

A drama of public service, sacrifice, patriotism, public spirit 
and great achievement could be written around the develop- 
ment of the Lincoln Highway from an abstract idea to an ac- 
complished fact. It would be inspiring, at times pathetic, again 
humorous, but always intensely interesting, for the develop- 
ment of the Lincoln Highway has meant constant and continu- 
ous appeal to every type of individual and organization from 
every possible angle. Its success has been, and is being built 
upon the unceasing effort of thousands of individuals in every 
part of the United States. The culminated results of their 
tremendous co-operative endeavor has placed the Lincoln High- 
way definitely and forever upon the map of the country and in 
the minds of the people in three short years. 

The Lincoln Highway is a vast conception in the interest of 
national progress. 

* * * 

Far East Produces More Rubber Than Brazil 

A rubber tree in full maturity produces from three to five 
pounds of rubber a year. Usually about 100 trees are planted 
to the acre. Time was when Brazil was the crude rubber center 
of the world, but to-day the plantations of the Far East are 
producing four times as much rubber as the forests of the Ama- 
zon. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has its experts 
on the ground to inspect each lot of crude rubber before it is 
shipped to the factory at Akron, Ohio, which insures the best 
quality of rubber for Goodyear products. 

* * * 

Eddie Martin Joins Chandler Forces 

After an absence of several years, Edward S. (Eddie) Mar- 
tin, of local Mitchell and Buick fame, and one of the most 
popular automobile men in Northern California, has again been 
gathered into the folds of the Peacock Motor Sales Company to 
assist in the sales of Chandler Light Six cars in this city. In 
doing so, Martin fills the place recently vacated by Charles F. 
Fletter, who lately became a smelting magnate of Nevada. 

* • * 

First Harroun Car Pleases New Yorkers 

New York automobile dealers had their first glimpse of the 
latest addition to the motor car world last week when the Har- 
roun car, designed and constructed under the personal supe- 
vision of Ray Harroun, the famous engineer and racing driver, 
reached Broadway. 

This much talked of car arrived on Tuesday from Detroit, 
where it was manufactured in a temporary plant of the com- 
pany, and drew favorable comments from the technical repre- 
sentatives of the automobile trades press who inspected it and 
were given demonstrations of its comfortable riding qualities. 

* * • 
Government Figures Grow With Auto 

W. L. Hughson, president of the Pacific KisselKar Branch, 
estimates, from figures recently compiled by the Department of 
Agriculture, that tillable lands throughout the United States 
have in the last five years increased in value at least fifty per 
cent, all of which, he says, is directly traceable to the automo- 

The bulletin of the Department of Agriculture, upon which 
this estimate is based, is entitled "Economic Survey of County 
Highway Improvement," and gives facts relating to eight coun- 
ties selected as a test. Four of these are in Virginia and one 
each in New York, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. The in- 
crease of land values in five years in these counties ranges 
from 25 to 194 per cent. There are 3,027 counties in the United 

"You can trace this great development to the advent of the 
automobile." concludes Hughson, "for good roads have been 
fathered and fostered by the automobile. All of which goes to 
show that the investment in cars, great as it is, is nothin_ 
comparison with the benefits and blessings that have flowed 
from it." 

Public Demand Calls for Bigger Jeffery Publication 

According to Alfred Reeke, general sales manager of the 
Nash Motors Company, factory production on Jeffery cars is 
to be steadily increased throughout the approaching selling sea- 
son. This policy has been made necessary by the large orders 
already placed by Nash dealers in anticipation of a greatly 
increased public demand for Jeffery cars in 1917. 

* * * 

New Headlight Regulator for Ford Owners 

A sensible and satisfactory solution of the Ford headlight 
problem is now said to be supplied by the Perrin Ford Head- 
light Regulator. When a Perrin equipped car slows down, the 
entire available current automatically goes to the right hand 
lamp, concentrating all the light just where it is needed. And 
this does not slow down the engine in the least. When higher 
speed is resumed, the other lamp takes its normal share of the 
current, without action by the driver. This arrangement pre- 
sents no mechanical difficulties. Any one who can handle a 
monkey wrench can install a Perrin Regulator. 






819-835 ELLIS ST. eW. n ..^enu.! 


Tips to Automobilists 


Tha Newa Letter recommends the following garage*, hotel* and supply 

louaea. Tourlata will do well to cut thla list out and keep It aa a guide: 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFii— Just opened. The on>y etrlctly first- 
class rafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
ownerB and their families. Corner of University HV^nue and The Circle. 

PALO ALTO.— PA i U A RAGE, 443 Emmereon St., Tel.. P. A. 

333. Auto livery at all hours. Tires and sundries tn stuck. Gaaellne, oil. 
repairing, lathework. vulcanizing. On* day and night. 


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Automobile Starting and Lighting Systems 
Give Satisfactory Results When Given Proper Attention 

We specialize on electrical eaulprnent. storage batteries, etc. 
and guarantee satisfaction 


639 Van Ne« Ave. BRAND 4 CUSHMAN Phone Proipect 741 





Long Mileage Tire* and Second-Hand Tires 
1135 VAN NESS AVE.— Naar Geary Phone PROSPECT 1566 







ban Francisco News Letter 

January 6, 1917 


Fashion continues in ways of straight and unabated fulness. 
Skirts fall in soft, clinging folds, so much so that the tendency 
toward the narrower silhouette becomes very apparent, though 
we need not yet anticipate the very narrow skirt. 

It is already rumored, however, that skirts for spring will be 
two and two and a half yards wide. But it is reallly looking a 
little too far ahead to be thinking of spring style already. At 
present skirts are still very ample. Box pleats and side pleats 
are very freely used, and this means that a good deal of mater- 
ial is used in a dress or skirt. The pleats hang in straight lines, 
generally unstitched, while in some cases they are stitched as 
far as the hips and below that point are pressed into position. 

The gradual lengthening of skirts that has come with the 
vogue for straighter lines is noticeable in many dresses; but 
women, on the whole, have not taken readily to the longer skirts 
and the short skirt for street costumes is still favored by a great 
many. A long street skirt is really not graceful in a tailored 
suit, and women are not willing to sacrifice becoming styles so 

In the afternoon and evening dresses, however, the longer 
skirt is not at all ungraceful. Some afternoon and evening 
dresses show slight variations from the straight lines. The 
Turkish trouser effect and draped skirt come from Paris as a 

Left — Black Satin Dress with Tie-On Collar and Loop Pock- 
ets. Right — Smart for Sports or Daily Use. 

departure from the extremely straight hanging and clinging 

Full overskirts are also much used for evening, fashioned of 
soft silk voiles, tulles and laces. Black and white combinations 
occur very often in evening gowns. Black net worked up with 
white beads over a white satin foundation is one of the strik- 
ing combinations used by an expert French designer. A sash of 
black satin forms a wide girdle, which is weighted at the ends 
by heavy black and white bead tassels. 

Bead Embroidery Very Prominent. 

Bead embroidery is a strong rival just now of the darned- 
stitch embroidery worked in silk and worsted. On white back- 
grounds, white and colored beads are used most effectively. 
The white chalk beads on dark satins and silks form very hand- 
some trimmings. Beads of various colors arranged in designs 
to imitate the popular Paisley effect is one of the newest de- 

velopments in bead work. Other very attractive color com- 
binations are also seen, such as dull blue, old rose and brown 
on light tan backgrounds. 

Recent costumes from Paris also show that machine stitching 
is a very prominent form of trimming. Rows upon rows of 
stitching are used at the edges of coats and on collar and 
cuffs. The stitching is often done in silk of a darker shade 
than the material it is used on, and sometimes in the same 

Pockets Still Persist. 

When we consider the traditional fickleness of Fashion, it 
seems as though the life of the pocket has been very long, in- 
deed; but the pocket still flourishes on suits, coats and dresses 
and shows not the slightest signs of becoming extinct. The 
latest development in this line is the long, loop-like pocket 
placed over the hips and standing away from the skirt. The 
smart afternoon dress of black satin shown in the sketch illus- 
trates this type of pocket, also the new tie-on collar, which 
crosses in front and ties at the back, somewhat like the tie-on 
jumpers. The long loop pocket is usually made of a color 
which contrasts with the dress, or else it is of the same material, 
but its presence is emphasized by some trimming in bright silk 
embroidery or in beads. Or, if it is made of the same material, 
it is simply lined with a contrasting color. 

The Pinched-Back Coat. 

Hip-length coats with the pinched effect at the back and a 
straight front are very smart for the serviceable suit for daily 
wear or for the sports suit. The back is belted with a rather 
wide belt stitched down over short pleats, which produces the 
pinched effect. With this type of coat the full box-pleated 
skirt makes an excellent costume. In mannish mixtures and 
jersey cloth, these suits are worn for shopping, sports and for 
practical use. The sketch illustrates one of these jaunty suits 
in bright green jersey cloth. 

The New 
Poodle Dog 

Hotel and Restaurant 

At Corner 

Polk and Post 


San Francisoo 

Franklin 2960 


Special Dinners (with wlne> $1.00. A la Carte specialties- 
Fish and Game. Our reputation for excellent cooking, service 
and reasonable prices will obtain for us your continued 



J. Bergex 

C. Mailhebuau 




415-421 Bub St.. S» Frueaxa 

(Above Ktirar) 

EichiniE. Dou*(ii24ll 



No visitor should leave the city without see- 
ing the finest cafe in America 

O'Farrell and Larkin 





Paid-up Capital 

Reserve Fund 

Reserve Liability of 

Aggregate Assets 
31st March 191B 


- 13,375,000.00 

- 17,500,000.00 


J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

341 BRANCHES and AGENCIES in the Australian States, New Zealand. 
Fiji, Papua, (New Guinea), and London. The Bank transacts every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 

Head Office: London Office: 




SIR EDMUND WALKER C.V.O.. LL.D.D.C.L. I Paid-up Capital $15,000,000 

miiiu »ipn r.-.r.i M?n?rJ Reserve Fund 13,500,000 

JOHN AIRD General Manag. r 1 , _. __ A n - nnnn 

H. V. F. JONES Assistant General Manager I Aggregate Resource 250,000,000 

London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 

New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 

Branches in all parts of Canada, Including Yukon Territory 

and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 
Bruce Heathcote, Manager 
A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 

The Anglo & London Paris National Bank 



Capita] stock Si.noo.oon.oo 

Surplusnnil I ri- 

dlvided Profits 1,9913.224.64 
Deposits 55.186,718.12 

Issues Letters of Credit 
and Travelers Checks 
available In all parts of 
the world. Buys and sells 
Foreign Exchange. 

Finances Exports and 


Members of the San 

Francisco Stock and Bond 



T& German Savings & Loan Society 



Incorporated 1868 


526 California Street 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Member of the Associated Savings Banks <>f San Fran 

The following Branches for Keeeipt and Payment of Deposits only: 

MISSION BRANCH, S. E. Corner Mission and 21st Streets 
RICHMOND DIST. BRANCH, S.W. Cor. Clement and 7th Ave. 
HAIGHT ST. BRANCH, S. W. Cor. Haight and Belvedere 

DECEMBER 30. 1916 

Assets $66,633,735.94 

Deposits 63.499.332.39 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 2.134.403.55 

Employees' Pension Fund . 235.045.3S 

Number of Depositors 69.024 

Office Hours: 10 o'clock A. M. to 3 o'clock P. M.. except Saturdays to 
12 o'clock M. and Saturday evenings from 6 o'clock P. M. to 8 o'clock P. M. 
for receipt of deposits only. 

OLD HAMPSHIRE BOND Ty ° e -^»°^^_ 

The Stai i per for Business Stationery, "3 - better than 

The typewriter j 
able boxes containing five hundred perfect sheets, plain 

I In similar 

through your printer or stationer, or. if so desired \ 

a sample book Showing the entire line- 


Established 1855 


The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 




The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Mgr. Frederick S. Dick, Asst. Mgr. 




Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $11,326,205 


The Home Insurance Company 

Organized 1863 

Cash Capital, 16,000,000 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners any- 
where in United States. Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss by 
fire. Automobile insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental income by fire. 

ROFF & SHEAHAN, General Agents 
333 California Street. 

City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street; 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
hank Bldg.. 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 3578. 

Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St., above Bush, San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. Phone Douglas 601. 

Samuel M. Shortridge, Attorney-at-Law, Chronicle Building, San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Sutter 36. 

Ocean Shore Railroad Company 
Location of principal place <>f business, San Francisco, California. 

Notice is hereby given that, at a meeting' ul' tin- Hoard of I tiri'i'tnrs, 

hi iii nil the 16th day of November. 1916, an assessment of Three Dollars 
($8.00) per share was levied upon tin- capital stock of the corporation, pay- 
able immediately, in United States gold coin, to the Treasurer, al the 
offl thi Company, No, 52 Eleventh street, San Francisco, < Jalifornia. 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on Friday, 
the 5th day of January, 1917, will be delinquent and for sale 

;ii public auction, and unless paymi rill be sold on 

Friday, the 16th day "f i". 1 1 :, at the hour of 10 o'clock a, m, of 

said day, to pi I ■ ■ ■ t her with coi l ol idvei 

tisina and expense* 

By order of Board of Directors. 

J. W.CROSBY, Secretary. 
Eleventh street, Bon Francisco, California. 


H-: WHITE, Plaintiff, va, STEPHEN JOHN WHITE. Defendant 
Court "f the Btate of California in and for 
of San Francisco, and the complaint filed in Ui 
of the County Clerk of said City and County, Glllogley, Crofl 
Attorneys foi plaintiff. ,__ 

The people of the State "f California send greeting t<« STEPHEN JOHN 
WHITE ■ appear and answer the 

complaint In an action entitled as above, brought 

in and for the I 
i, within ten i of this summons— 

If served within n n within thirty days if 


:T will take Judgment fo 
•it as arlsln '" ,he 

under my hand 

C&ilfomla, tl 

1 ' 1 * it i efTJj rk. 

By VI 




E. F. HUTTON & CO. bankers 

Memh. - 

Exchange: l.lver- 

,nd Los An- 


-• L W. Bull.lins- 







1— Bonds of the United States ($7,853,000.00) of 
the State of California and the Cities and 
Counties thereof ($9,404,625.00), of the State 
of New York ($2,149,000.00), of the City of 
New York ($1,475,000.00), of the State of 
Massachusetts ($1,097,000.00), of the City 
of Chicago ($650,000.00), the actual value of 

which is $23,288,678.78 

2— Cash in vault 4,022,884.88 

3— Miscellaneous Bonds ($5,163,000.00), the ac- 
tual value of which is 4,900,073.75 


They are 

"San Francisco and North Pacific Railway 
Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($476,000.00), 
"Southern Pacific Company, San Francisco 
Terminal 4 per cent Bonds" ($350,000.00), 
"San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Rail- 
way Company 5 per cent Bonds ($35,000.00), 
"Northern California Railway Co. 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($83,000.00), "Pennsylvania Railroad 
Co. 4i 2 per cent Bonds" ($800,000.00), 
"Pennsylvania Railroad Co. 4 per cent 
Bonds" ($50,000), "Market-St. R'y Co. First 
Consolidated Mortgage 5 per cent Bonds" 
($243,000.00), "Los Angeles Pacific Railroad 
Company of California Refunding 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($400,000.00), "Los Angeles Railway 
Company of California 5 per cent Bonds" 
($334,000.00), "The Omnibus Cable Com- 
pany 6 per cent Bonds" ($167,000.00), "Sut- 
ter Street Railway Company 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($150,000.00), "Gough Street Rail- 
road Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($20,000,- 
00), "The Merchants' Exchange 7 per cent 
Bonds" ($1,310,000.00), "San Francisco Gas 
& Electric Company 4 1 /? per cent Bonds" 
(494,000.00), "Los Angeles Gas & Electric 
Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($100,000.00), 
"Spring Valley Water Company 4 per cent 
Bonds" ($50,000.00), "German House Asso- 
ciation 6 per cent Bonds" ($101,000.00.) 
4 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby se- 
cured, the actual value of which is 32,482,516.28 

The condition of said Promissory Notes 
and debts is as follows : They are all existing 
Contracts, owned by said Corporation, and 
are payable to it at its office, which is situ- 
ated at the corner of Market, McAllister and 
Jones Streets, in the City and County of San 
Francisco, State of California, and the pay- 
ment thereof is secured by First Mortgages 
on Real Estate within this State and the 
State of Oregon. Said Promissory Notes are 
kept and held by said Corporation at its said 

office, which is its principal place of business, 
and said Notes and debts are there situated. 

5 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby se- 
cured, the actual value of which is 277 ,560.00 

The condition of said Promissory Notes 
and debts is as follows : They are all existing 
Contracts, owned by said Corporation, and 
are payable to it at its office, which is situ- 
ated as aforesaid, and the payment thereof 
is secured by pledge and hypothecation of 
Bonds of Railroad and Quasi-Public Corpora- 
tions or other securities. 

6 — (a) — Real Estate situate in the City and 
County of San Francisco ($1,922,348.26), 
and in the Counties of Santa Clara ($143.29), 
and Alameda ($43,952.64), in this State, the 

actual value of which is 1,966,444.19 

(b) The Land and Building in which said 
Corporation keeps its said office, the actual 

value of which is 982,573.52 

The condition of said Real Estate is that it 
belongs to said corporation, and part of it is 

7 — Accrued Interest on Loans and Bonds 292,749.12 

TOTAL ASSETS $68,213,480.52 

1 — Said Corporation owes Deposits amounting to 

and the actual value of which is $64,628,906.69 

Number of Depositors 88,605 

Average Deposit $729.40 

2 — Accrued Interest on Loans and Bonds 292,749.12 

3— Reserve Fund, Actual Value 3,291,824.71 

TOTAL LIABILITIES $68,213,480.52 


By JOSEPH S. TOBIN, President 


By R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 

City and County of San Francisco — ss. 

JOSEPH S. TOBIN and R. M. TOBIN, being each duly 
sworn, each for himself, says : That said JOSEPH S. TOBIN is 
President and that said R. M. TOBIN is Secretary of THE 
tion above mentioned, and that the foregoing statement is true. 

JOSEPH S. TOBIN, President. 

R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of January, 1917 

Notary Public in and for the City and County of San Francisco, 
State of California. 

■■uuum jiay k. nw 

Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 



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-The garbage controversy has grown so ancient that it is 


-Suspicion of everybody by everybody else is the key- 

note of the situation in Europe. 

It doesn't seem to occur to anybody to ask Ford to take 

a leading part in the efforts toward peace. 

The pen is having a hard time these days to uphold the 

old adage that it is mightier than the sword. 

We are perfectly willing to put our bank clearing figures 

against the population boasts of Los Angeles. 

Santa Clara County wants to reduce the number of its 

justices. Fewer justices might result in more justice. 

The suspicion grows that there ain't no more Peace Dove 

— that the War Eagle has devoured it, feathers, coo and all. 

The Oakland police officials all seem to be tarred with 

the same stick — and an extremely dirty, smeary stick at that. 

When police judges substitute stiff jail sentences for 

bombastic threats we will see a decrease in automobile speed- 

Prize-fighting is trying to crawl back into its deserted 

ring through this session of the legislature. Hand it a knock- 

Now that we are about through our dealings with Car- 

ranza, it looks as though we will have to open negotiations with 

Oakland officials admit that they ran a wide-open town 

in order to replenish the treasury by occasional raids and fines. 
Pretty shameless lot! 

The belligerent nations are industriously playing the 

old game of "Beggar my neighbor," and all are becoming beg- 
gared in the process. 

An effort is to be made before this legislature to pass a 

measure in favor of clean horse racing. Trouble is that there 
ain't no such animal. 

Records have been unearthed showing that the cost of 

living in San Francisco in 1851 was lower than it is now. But 
in spite of the high prices we'd rather live here now than have 
lived here in 1851. 

Visitor from the war front declares that the soldiers on 

the battle front are growing fat. So are the vultures. 

Prohibition has produced in Seattle a condition of official 

rottenness and bribery that is more destructive of the morals of 
the community than liquor ever was. 

The plausibility of the stories of Villa burning people 

to death is destroyed by the allegation that he pours cans of 
gasoline over his victims. Villa isn't that rich. 

The municipal car employees who have been denied a 

raise cannot be blamed for taking with a grain of salt the boast 
that the city car lines are wonderfully prosperous. 

Workers on the State highway have presented Governor 

Johnson with an overcoat made of fox furs. The Governor's 
political foes believe that he is foxy enough without that. 

A seven year sentence in San Quentin has been given an 

automobile thief. But thirty days seems to be the limit for the 
drunken driver who endangers the lives of all on the street. 

How much the Rev. Billy Sunday did the temperance 

cause in Boston the other day, when Boston went "wet" by a 
greatly increased majority over what was chalked up some years 

In a certain village a young man who had been invited 

to enlist wrote to the recruiting officer, as follows : "I do not 
feel I ought to leave my wife while there are so many single 
men left at home in this district." 

Senator Chandler of Fresno says that his principal work 

at this session of the legislature will be toward halting mis- 
cellaneous law-making. Power to his tongue. But we are 
afraid that he is a hopeless minority. 

It is declared that the war has eliminated the class line 

in England, and the prediction is made that it will never be 
revived. Maybe. But one can't help recalling the old familiar 
verse about "When the Devil was sick." 

Eastern psychologist on visit here says the psycopathic 

hospital instead of the divorce court, is the place for many of 
the ills of married life. It would, of course, be brutal to sug- 
gest the whipping post or the ducking stool, but 

The Central M. E. Church has addressed a letter to the 

Board of Police Commissioners asking for that body's views on 
vice in San Francisco. The reply should be: "Vice provides 
jobs for a lot of policemen who, if it did not exist, might have 
to go to work." 

The church officials had met together to devise some 

means of getting rid of their unpopular pastor. After many 
suggestions had been made, none of which were feasible, the 
deacon, who was rather a wag, said : "I'll tell you what to do. 
Let us pay him all his arrears of salary and raise his income to 
a thousand a year, and then he'll drop down dead." 


The Adamson Bill 
In Stronger Form. 

The old Adamson bill which caused 
such a flurry in railroad circles in 
the latter part of last year has been 
tossed in the scrap pile, and a new 
and more comprehensive bill has been formulated by Adamson 
to cover more adequately several important major points not 
touched on in the first bill. President Wilson is said to_ approve 
this measure. The new bill is unquestionably a great improve- 
ment on its predecessor from the viewpoint of the public, and 
offers a piece of machinery that gives ample force to the gov- 
ernment to handle extraordinary situations in case of a strike. 
The eight hour law is established for railroad employees and 
provision is made that employees may work overtime with the 
specific approval of the Interstate Commerce Commission. In 
case of a contest, both sides must notify the President and the 
board of mediation. The President thereupon will appoint a 
board of inquiry which shall ascertain all facts and make a 
report of settlement within three months. Pending this report 
it will be unlawful for either side to institute a strike or lock- 
out. The President is authorized to commandeer and operate 
lines of common carriers in certain emergencies, with a view to 
the national control of railroad lines in case of a military neces- 
sity. Under this head the Presi- 
dent could of course take over the 
control of the situation should 
the decision of the board of in- 
quiry fail to satisfy both the 
railroads and labor, a situation 
not likely to occur under the new 
trend of legislation. The new 
bill offers a little more tolerance 
to railroad rights, but labor gets 
by far the larger share of the ap- 
ple. Having captured the eight 
hour trench with its increase of 
pay of over $70,000,000 annually, 
the present influential lobby or- 
ganization of labor at Washing- 
ton is in a position to jam over 
like pieces of legislation for in- 
creases of wages along other 
lines, a tax which eventually 
comes out of the pockets of the 
plain people of the nation. Labor 
leaders have notoriously in- 
trenched themselves in Washing- 
ton, and it is extremely unlikely 
that they will miss any tricks to 
coerce weak-kneed legislators in 
a way to wring concessions in 
other advantageous forms. 

Chamber of Commerce 
In Review, 1916. 


The investigation at Washington, 
The Washington "Leak." this week, of that famous "leak" 

in the Wilson peace note, which 
was handily made use of by influential inside players to break 
a peak market in Wall street, will end in a fizzle. The man or 
men who handled that stock-smashing coup naturally possess 
the requisite nerve and political pull to cloak their identity. As 
usual in a Wall street battle between the bulls and the bears the 
lambs were slaughtered unmercifully through weak margins. 
It is the old, old story with the moral utterly shop worn. 

It is only fair to say that these "leaks" are rare and very few 
administrations are tainted with them, despite the fact that a 
small percentage of legislators, short of funds to plunge into 
the extravagant social swim in Washington, would now and 
then incline to court such connections. More and more as the 
years roll by such opportunities are growing less, and scandals 
of that character are growing rare. The recent peak market 
prevailing in Wall street, backed by the extraordinary high 
war prices of American factory products, offered an extraordi- 
nary opportunity to any coterie of influential players in Wall 
street to clean up an enormous fortune. Occasion and resuit 
met naturally. Then there is another angle to this "leak" bla- 

zoned by the newspapers throughout the country: to wit, that 
certain political interests are taking a side swipe at Wilson. The 
investigation, however, will serve as a side show in Washington 
to pepper the day's doings. Aside from that, it may throw some 
sidelight on Wall street influences, and any new suspicious re- 
lationship some of its brokers may have developed in recent 
years with any members of Congress. Such investigations are 
sometimes valuable for the by-product they uncover, political 
by-products in which voters will occasionally discover rich re- 
sults from a political viewpoint of the calibre of men who are 
dubbed Congressmen. 


In a retrospect of the year 1916, 
President F. J. Koster of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce makes timely ref- 
erence to a list of important achieve- 
ments scored by the new spirit of progress now stimulating that 
organization. Among them are: Establishing the Law and 
Order Committee and the raising of a million dollar fund; pass- 
age of the anti-picketing ordinance; recommendations sent to 
all voters of the city on the 33 amendments, both State and 
municipal, and the favorable action which followed; inducing 

voters to register, thereby secur- 
ing the largest vote ever cast in 
the history of the city; the big 
mass meeting of 6,000 people at 
the Auditorium to protest against 
the infamous crime which dark- 
ened the Preparedness parade ; 
completion of the preliminary in- 
dustrial survey; raising the mem- 
bership of the local Chamber of 
Commerce to 6,500 members, 
thereby making it the largest 
commercial organization in the 
U. S. A.; starting the campaign 
which prevented giving away the 
Philippines; furnishing the naval 
commission with maps, facts and 
authentic data in the action of 
the proposed naval base here. 
These vigorous and timely ac- 
tions have proved of immense 
importance in shaping the course 
of the new San Francisco, espe- 
cially the movement which has 
brought about a new and better 
era in industrial relationship. 
Results of this character guaran- 
tee a firmer foundation on which 
merchants can build their hopes 
and commercial plans, a harbin- 
binger of better times and a stronger civic spirit. 


Reports throughout the great East- 
At the War's Close? ern manufacturing section show that 

the industrial companies are in a 
very much better condition than they were two years ago, and 
this must be taken into account in trying to gauge what may 
happen when the war closes. It is generally expected that with 
peace in sight there will undoubtedly follow a slackening de- 
mand of the products of this country, and a consequent lower- 
ing in prices and profits. With this drop in prices there will 
follow a renewed impetus in domestic industries. Exports will 
fall off and imports increase, a shifting of the demand for war 
goods to peace goods. Europe will be called upon to rehabili- 
tate itself ; already it is preparing the way to start its industries 
the moment the last shot is fired. It is confidently expected 
that Europe will at once give this country big orders for raw 
materials, agricultural implements and machinery of all kinds. 
Many ships are being built now in this country to transport the 
enormous amount of building tools and material demanded by 
Europe, especially steel. Fair costs will mark such purchases 
and not war prices. Financiers believe that a more successful 

T HOLD'.' 

— Kirby in the Now York World 

January 13, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

period in extending American trade will follow the close of the 
war rather than during the war. America will embark in this 
growing enterprise from a new point, that of investor and or- 
ganizer, representing the richest nation in the world. . Manu- 
facturers believe the period of greatest demand for goods, 
building materials, ets., will follow the close of the war. The 
field is new open to the conquest of the trade of the world by 
the merchants of America if they develop the ability to make 
good in leadership, and in this position the United States stands 
at the close of 1916, the most extraordinary year in its indus- 
trial and commercial history. 


"David Lloyd George," says Lord Northcliffe, "began hum- 
bly, with no other assets in life than a good father and mother. 
His father was a teacher at a school in Liverpool managed by 
a committee of Unitarians, which included no less a figure than 
Dr. Henry Martineau. His mother was the daughter of a Bap- 
tist minister in the Welsh village of Llanystumdwy. I have a 
picture in front of me of this lady — a typical last-century figure 
with lace cap and fichu, and the inevitable cameo brooch. 

"He is constantly referred to here as 'the little Welshman,' 
but he is not at all little. The head is not that of a little man, 
mentally or physically. It is the head of a man with a sparkle 
of genius, combined with Celtic energy and intense industry." 

Mr. Lloyd George is the first solicitor to be entrusted with 
the formation of a ministry. He was engaged in active profes- 
sional practice until he was appointed President of the Board 
of Trade in 1905. He is also the first Welshman to be Premier. 

Mr. Lloyd George has attained the great position of Prime 
Minister at the comparatively early age of S3. He was Chan- 
cellor of the Exchequer at 45, and President of the Board of 
Trade at 42. Since Cardinal Wolsey there has been no in- 
stance in our history of a rise from such obscurity to such emi- 
nence. Reared in a cottage heme in the Welsh mountains, edu- 
cated only at an elementary school, Lloyd George has known 
the pinch of privation. 

It is these youthful experiences that have given him his pro- 
found and loving sympathy with the working millions. Until 
he was past 30 he had the hard struggle which is the lot of the 
professional man of the lower middle classes until he has found 
his feet. Ten years later he was in the Cabinet. Yet he owed 
nothing whatever to adventitious aids. He has risen by the 
native force of his own unaided gifts. 

That square face shows that with all his bonhomie the basis 
of his nature is leonine. He is a man of colossal courage, es- 
sential insight, and vital resource. Of the Dantonesque quality 
of audacity no man in the world has more, but to that are added 
wariness and contrivance in equal measure. 

The new Premier has been described as the most brilliant 
opportunist in public life. Never was opportunity so porten- 
tous, and yet so brilliant in its possibilities, offered to any 
statesman as that which falls to the lot of Mr. Lloyd George to- 


There have been innumerable speculations in the past twelve 
months upon the effect which the war will have on the future 
of English literature. 

The materials for myriads of post-bellum volumes are now 
being collected by combatants and non-combatants in the zone 
of war; it is not unreasonable to expect that in almost every 
battalion of Britain's new voluntary army will be found some 
chronicler, who, should he survive, will in a literary way 
sooner or later "shoulder his crutch and show how fields are 
won," if it only be for the gratification of his native shire. 

The Americans made their Civil War the theme of fifty years 
of magazine articles and a great library of histories that have 
not even yet exhausted living memories of Lee and Grant. 
Gettysburg, Antietam and Vicksburg; how great will be the 
torrent of histories of Europe's ghastliest years of bloodshed. 

-^ % TOWN 


Mr. X. Pounder — Brace up and have some confidence 

in yourself, and you'll amount to something. If you have faith 
you can move mountains. Lazy Luke — Oh, well, who wants 
'em moved, anyway? — Milwaukee News. 

Gay old San Francisco is taking sporting chances. Per- 
haps that is why the local Real Estate Board recently imported 
accounting experts from New York to make a survey report on 
the present methods of expending the money in the municipal 
treasury. The main drain-pipe in last year's expenditures, to 
June 1, $25,015,036, was the "warrants in general business," a 
fisherman's ragged net in handling public moneys; it totaled 
$7,793,970 by the time the funds were improperly spilled. An 
eye-opener to the situation is the item of "operation and im- 
provement of the municipal railway system," which nicked the 
treasury for $1,318,852. Digest that fact if you can. And the 
braggers of that system invariably swear by all that is crooked 
that those car lines are making money on their investment, 
"with increasing business in sight." The lie will undoubtedly 
be nailed when the reports of the representatives of the re- 
search bureau are completed. These representatives assert 
that at least $1,000,000 can be saved San Francisco taxpayers 
under up-to-date ordinary business methods. Chuck the old 
pliocene methods in the scrap heap with the mildewed remnants 
of the old guard of local politicians who developed it. Local 
taxpayers should make every effort to back up the San Fran- 
cisco Real Estate Board in trying to put the city's system on a 
strictly clean-cut and honest business basis. 

The high cost of living and the tensile stretchiness of a 

ten year old stomach has led several pedagogues of Oakland to 
introduce the cafeteria system into their schools. For five cents 
an empty, groveling stomach can push the limp body up to one 
end of the long table, and then it is only a matter of paddling 
the feet and keeping the arms swinging from plate to mouth, 
like an endless bucket chain, to almost fill the interior of the 
hand-stuffed darlings. Representatives of the insurance com- 
panies are present to see that the circumference stomach band 
is not stretched more than six inches. Housewives living near 
these schools are dressing up in kindergarten clothes to break 
into the five cent meals "with all you can eat." It is intimated 
that these "five cent eats" is Oakland's special bid to attract 
population and throw San Francisco and Los Angeles into the 

Washington has gone bone dry! Who would have di- 
vined that Congress on its own initiative would have turned 
down the glass, nailed up the spigot and hurled the decanter 
into the ash bin. The members are now discussing throat ir- 
rigation in low whispers and descanting on the probability of 
a wet winter. Even the liquor in the pork barrel is threatened 
with being spilled. Like Hamlet and Laertes in the play, the 
members all lament that they bunked one another to such a 
limit of endurance. What New York representative will give 
up his Manhattan, and what Sothron Senator will abandon his 
mint julep? In the history of congresses and legislative pro- 
cedures it is set forth by erudite critics that eventually they all 
go wrong. Our Congress has many times given evidence that 
it has gone very wrong in coasting down the grooves of Time on 
the pork barrel. It follows as the night the day that they won't 
take their congressional opinions into their home towns. 

The husband of a certain wealthy lady who has taken 

an active part in war charities is just now in a sad way. Prior 
to her marriage, she had been on the stage, and before she went 
in for the theatre had been, unknown to her husband, an artist's 
model. The artist for whom she posed in somewhat summery 
costume recently had his goods and pictures seized for rent. At 
the sale several paintings of the lady in question were bought 
by a well known firm of art publishers, who reproduced them in 
a cheap form as studies of feminine loveliness. Unfortunately, 
however, the face had been so excellently painted that every- 
one in society recognizes the original, and the lady's husband's 
bank balance has been greatly depleted by his frantic efforts 
to buy them up. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 13, 1917 

Mardi Gras de Russe. 

The choice of Mrs. Talbot Walker for the Queen of the 
Mardi Gras assures the resplendency of the court, for Mrs. 
Walker loves the magnificent, and will cooperate with the art- 
ists in making the scene one that might have been lifted from 
a Ballet Russe. Moreover, she is the type of beauty which 
one finds not infrequently among the Russian aristocrats — it is 
the type which the artist always elongates, but in reality many 
of the Russians are not o'er tall and are of the pretty plumpness 
which keeps Mrs. Walker on the banting wagon. She has the 
features, starry eyed splendor and smile of surpassing beauty 
which will make her the focal point of admiring glances whom- 
soever she chooses to be in her court. 

There is always an embarrassment of choice of beauties for 
the royal pageant, of our annual Mardi Gras. If Royalty the 
continent over were so thickly peopled with genuine beauties 
the word "morganatic" would never have been coined to cover 
the matrimonial independence of princes who have been de- 
flected from marriage with their peers. Every year the com- 
mittee in charge of the ball goes over the long list of beauties 
perennial to the social register as flowers are to the spring. 
There is always a new beauty or two among the debutantes who 
have just debued; there are always several beauties among the 
belles; and in the list of young matrons there are any number 
of women with beauty plus poise to bedazzle the choice of the 
Queen-makers. Perhaps in no other city in America is beauty 
prolific enough to make it possible for any number of genuine 
beauties to have escaped the decorative servitude of wielding 
the Mardi Gras scepter. 

There is Mrs. Follis, for example, whose loveliness has never 
waned since the day when as Mary Belle Gwin she was declared 
the prettiest debutante of the year; there is Mrs. Gus Taylor 
who, even as a debutante, had a queenly bearing supposed to be- 
long to the Royal Family, whereas, as a matter of fact, stoop 
shoulders and double chins show no aversion to Royalty; there 
are dozens and dozens of other young matrons who have the 
necessary pulchritude, and at one time or another in their 
social careers have been asked to queen it at the Mardi Gras, 
and on one pretext or another they have escaped, and always 
there have been plenty of other beauties to fill in the gap. 
© © © 

Wanted— A Kink. 

The choice of king is never accomplished without a severe 
case of fatigue for the committee; it might likewise be admitted 
here and now that the idea of being a "kink" even for a night 
makes the average American tired. Moreover, the male of the 
species, found everywhere in California, is not a throw-back to 
the Greek God type. Now and then one finds a super-man who 
might have posed for the leady-to-wear advertisements, but as a 
rule he wears them, and that puts him out of the running. 

However, by divine intuition, or a divining rod, or some 
equally clever device the committee manages to produce a king 
every year, who may not be up to the glorified ideals of king- 
ship, but is so much better looking than the real thing found 
in Europe, Asia or Africa that no apologies need be offered. 
The king consort for this pageant has not yet been named out 
loud in print, although there are several men under close scru- 
tiny, any one of whom would make an admirable king for a 
Russian court scene. 

© © © 
The Follis Quartette. 

The matrimonial soothsayers are still mumbling incoherences 
about Mrs. Follis, and they have created more than an ordinary 
interest in her affairs. According to the wisest of these gossipy 
old dames, Mrs. Follis ha« a quartette of suitors, each one pres- 
ing the other hard for precedence in her favor, and not until 
she actually makes her engagement announcement will the cau- 
tious prophet dare to name the lucky man. Meanwhile the sui- 
tors can easily be detected by their unhappy expression when 
they run into each other at the clubs, on the busy marts of com- 
merce, or in the vicinity of the lovely lady. 

Lily Oelrichs Martin Lost? 

The news that Mrs. Lily Oelrichs Martin would visit in San 
Francisco came in telegraphic communication from that lady 
herself, and was received by Mrs. Eleanor Martin as evidence 
of her immediate arrival, and the lady arrived not. 

The news of the dashing Lily's engagement to her German 
Duke came over the newspaper wires, and was not mentioned 
in the telegram to Mrs. Martin, wherefore the family hae its 
doots. However, no one related to that lady, either by marriage 
or experience, could muster an expression of surprise over any 
of her adventures, so they await her coming or absence with 
equal uncertainty. 

© © © 
Mrs. Downey Harvey Vacates. 

However, Mrs. Downey Harvey has vacated the third floor of 
Mrs. Eleanor Martin's home, and has gone East to visit friends, 
leaving the luxurious rooms for the exotic Lily. When the 
Downey Harveys gave up their own home, some one asked Mrs. 
Harvey where she was living, and that witty lady replied; "We 
have lodgings on the third floor, back," and one lugubrious soul 
who heard her went around saying that it was too bad that the 
Harveys had come down to living in a lodging house on the 
third floor, back! 

Several years ago Mrs. Martin had the entire third floor of 
her home dene into guest rooms for the use of the various mem- 
bers of her family, and the Peter Martins were the first to 
occupy them for any length of time, so the other members of 
the family have always felt that Mrs. Peter had a sort of pio- 
neer's lien on them, although the Downey Harveys have been 
living with Mrs. Martin foi the last two or three years. 
© © © 

Heine Von Schroeder and the Neutrals. 

Lieutenant Paul Verdier, who is here on furlough from the 
French army, is the hero of the smart set, and is learning that 
while a soldier of France may escape with his life in the 
trenches he cannot escape the adoration of a "neutral" society. 

Any one who doubts that we are "neutral" in the strictest 
sense of the word may obtain corroborative evidence from 
Heine Von Schroeder. Heine, unlike other members of his 
family, did not offer his services to the Fatherland, but re- 
mained here to deport himself as a neutral. Before the war 
Heine was a great favorite, but now he cannot be quoted on the 
list of those above par. Suspicion rests upon him. When he 
appeared at a benefit for the Allies, a romantic debutante started 
the story that he was a German spy, and she found a fuddled 
dowager who believed her and passed the story along. 

To be sure, it was the sort of story that was foredoomed to 
early death, but there was still the suspicion that his heart did 
not pump venom foi the Prussians, and this in spite of his de- 

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claration that he was reaily a neutral. "There ain't any such 
animal," maintained the fashionables, and instead of invitations 
to all the doings of the younger set Heine's mail was largely 
confined to billet doux from the tailor and the hatter and club 
bills, and the usual cargo of stationary that a postman might 
carry to any young man of less social distinctions than the Von 
Schroeders were once accustomed to receive in the community. 
In fact, it might be stated in cold fact that because other mem- 
bers of his family are fighting on the French side Heine Von 
Schroeder is being disciplined by "neutral" society. 
© © © 

Mrs. Fred Kohl Arrives. 

Mrs. Fred Kohl has surprised most of her friends by enter- 
ing the market for a home in the Burlingame environs. The 
Kohl place is too big for the present bifurcated situation in the 
family, Fred Kohl having packed up his belongings and moved 
to the Pacific Union Club. Mrs. Freddie went East before the 
holidays, and both admitted to their intimate friends, although 
denying to the public, that they were going to pursue separate 

Mrs. Kohl went East with the idea of remaining there all 
winter, but suddenly decided to return to California, and 
joined the Templeton Crockers on their western journey. She 
looks very thin and pale, but goes about as usual, and if the 
possibility of reconciliation hangs high, it is beyond the gaze 
of the ordinary passerby 

Mrs. Kohl was brought up in the convent, and is an ardent 
Catholic convert, and at the time of their marriage Fred Kohl 
adopted her faith, so divorce cannot enter into their calcula- 
tions of the future without many religious reservations. Foi 
this and other reasons, some of their friends still hope that they 
will not arrive at the final parting of the ways. 
© © © 

Another Engagement Rumor. 

Persistent rumor attaches itself to the heart affairs of Dr. 
George Ebright and the society bells who has accepted his at- 
tentions this season. One story goes that the family of the 
young lady does not look o'er kindly on the match, owing to 
a disparity in age and religion, but these objections do not al- 
ways make an insurmountable barrier, and an engagement an- 
nouncement is expected by those in the "know." 

Dr. Ebright several years ago married Mrs. Hopkins, the 
mother of Gertrude Hopkins and niece of E. W. Hopkins. They 
soon decided that it was an unfortunate idea, and separated 
without any fuss or scandal. Miss Gertrude and her stepfather- 
for-a-time have remained good friends, and always dance to- 
gether when they meet at affairs. The Taylors and other mem- 
bers of Ihe Hopkins family likewise pursue the same friendly 
course which relieves all tention in social situations. 

ferent operas every week. It also promises many novelties, 
among which will be Mascagni's "Isabeau," Calatani's "Wally" 
and the "Damnation of Faust" by Berlioz, which have never 
been given in San Francisco; and "Goyesca," by Granados, the 
great sensation of last year's season. 

Mrs. Jos. J. Moran was a recent hostess at the Hotel Oakland. 
entertaining as her guests Mrs. William Parks, Mrs. A. Peder- 
sen, Mrs. J. E. Bouquet, Mrs. H. R. Bullen, Mrs. J. M. Raymond, 
Mrs. R. R. Beggs, Mrs. F. D. Bryant. 

Mr. Henry T. Scott came over to Oakland on Saturday to the 
launching of the "Thordis. ' The launching was preceded by a 
luncheon in honor of Mr. Scott at the Hotel Oakland, which was 
attended by twenty-two other prominent men. 


The Biacale Opera Company, which for years has been play- 
ing in the leading theatres of Europe and South America, is 
now playing in Havana at the request of the directors of the 
Nr.tional Opera House of that city, and from there it will come 
directly to San Francisco for an opera season to be given at the 
Cort Theatre next April. Its costumes and scenes are made 
by the leading firms of Milan, the same which furnish the La 
Scala Theatre. The principals of the company are of the Met- 
ropolitan standard, and include the so much talked about tenor, 
Ippolito Lazzaro, said to be the greatest tenor in the world next 
to Caruso; the famous baritone Stracciari. who ranks in Europe 
with Titta Ruffo; and the tenors Taccani and Carpi, the latter 
now singing at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. 
Among the sopranos, Bracale has a genuine star in the person of 
Signorina Borghi-Zerni. Other sopranos are Anna Fitziu, Pina 
Bitolli and Maria Alemanni, and of the mezzo-sopranos it is 
enough to mention Regina Alvarez. The repertoire will be 
extensive, and will permit Mr. Bracale to give four or five dif- 


Since 1848, California has made spasmodic attempts at a 
Sunday closing movement. The present session of the State 
legislature, urged by labor and church representatives, will put 
its shoulder to the wheel in an effort to boost the movement 
nearer the final closing line. 

Some seventy years ago, the year that Marshall discovered 
gold and started the gold rush from all quarters of the globe, 
all the stores in the lively little town of San Francisco did a 
rushing Sunday trade. There was the Mission Dolores, but 
no Protestant churches, and only occasionally did an itin- 
erant minister pass this way. The few deeply religious people 
here took turns at giving prayer meetings at their homes. The 
first sign of a Protestant church on the peninsula was a small 
canvas tent erected in October, 1848. 

Rev. T. Dwight Hunt, who passed through the city on his 
way from Hawaii to the Atlantic Coast, was the first minister 
to receive a salary, $2,500. Later a school house was used for 
lis Sunday growing congregation. 

It was during this period that some of the San Francisco mer- 
chants, who had "made their pile," relaxed in their merchandis- 
ing pursuit and began to close their stores on Sundays. The 
observance grew very slowly. The two biggest organized pres- 
sures of later day in this movement have been the churches and 
labor. In the religious bound old England States, the Sunday 
closing movement stopped even the use of street cars and ve- 
hicles on Sunday. As one travels West more liberty obtains in 
this movement. Labor organization now is more systematized 
in national action on this aud other points. Labor is determined 
to close all shop doors on Sundays throughout the land, 
wherever possible, and thus limit the hours of work. The rep- 
resentatives of barbers, bakers, grocers and small retailers are 
doing the team work behind the present closing Sunday bill now 
in the legislature. 

California and its cities are in a class by themselves in ex- 
pressing unexpected popular verdicts, as was evidenced in the 
-ecent national presidential election, the wet and dry amend- 
ments, and others that have proved of fruitful discussion out- 
side the State line. The latest illustration is the verdict in the 
international Bopp case, wherein were charged German Consul- 
General Franz Bopp, Vice-Consul Eckhardt von Schack, Lt. 
William von Brincken, military attache of the local German con- 
sulate, and two employees who were found guilty by a jury in 
the U. S. Circuit Court of setting on foot a military expedition 
against Canada, while residing in this, a neutral country, in the 
present European war. The trial was historic, dramatic and 
scored an extraordinary record in that it is the first time in the 
history of American law that a consul-general accredited to 
this country has been convicted of a felony. Many other cases 
of like charged activities have been made and tried before U. S. 
circuit courts in other parts of the country during the present 
war, but all the defendants escaped. The verdict is said to be 
unique in the history of such trials. AH of which goes to show 
that, no matter how precedents stand, when a knotty problem is 
submitted to Californians who think for themselves, one can 
never tell what the verdict will be. The Western sentiment of 
complete mental independence is strong with them. The six 
weeks' trial cost the defendant some $50,000, and the govern- 
ment approximately $30,000. The German government, of 
course, will look after the charges and costs of its consulate. 
The idea expressed by the verdict is that resident foreigners 
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January 13, 1917 

General Nivelle 

The New Commander in France 

By Hamilton Bush. 

General Nivelle, who has just been appointed head of the 
armies of France, is generally regarded by his compatriots as 
a man of steel. I have met and talked with General Nivelle 
quite recently. It has also been my privilege to know consider- 
able of him during his meteoric rise from Colonel to Comman- 
der-in-Chief in less than three years of war. There certainly is 
no figure more interesting in the French army, nor any who in 
the minds of every military expert I have talked with is thought 
so well equipped actively to succeed Joffre. 

Joffre, as every one knows, is idolized by the poilus, and will 
continue to be, even though a greater distance will now separate 
them. There should be no misunderstanding of Joffre's new 
position. His title remains the same as before — Commander- 
in-Chief of all the French armies — while Nivelle is field-com- 
mander of the French armies in France. Joffre is really more 
important than before. Inasmuch as the war is to be conducted 
on bigger lines, the whole nation coming in close touch with the 
active army, he is to become the technical adviser of the War 
Council of the government. 

Meanwhile, as Joffre plans, it will be Nivelle's task to exe- 
cute offensives, wage battles, and generally occupy the center 
of the scene. Therefore the choice was the result of long de- 
liberations filled with the realization that no matter what the 
future brings, it was "Papa Joffre" who won at the Marne, it 
was he who had made the army bigger and stronger to-day than 
at the beginning of the wa: despite the sacrifices of life, and it 
is his name which will remain forever one of the most glorious 
in French history. 

Nivelle is one of the youngest generals, but no French gener- 
als are very young, and Nivelle is sixty-one. However, he 
could pass for forty-five. He is big, tall and tremendously pow- 
erful, without an ounce of fat. Except for the trimness of his 
waist line and his face unlined and almost youthful in its fresh- 
ness, he is a type not unlike Joffre — a much younger Joffre and 
untired by the responsibilities of the high command. 

Nivelle actually looks like chuck steel. The last time I saw 
him I got exactly that impression, and, but for a decidedly 
friendly gleam in his steel-colored eyes, I would have shivered. 

During the savage bombardment of Verdun I was ushered 
into a big, long, cold, gray room, my escort withdrawing at the 
door. A cold-looking figure, tugging a silver-gray mustache, 
seemed to fill the space at one end. His horizon uniform did 
not add any touch of welcome color. Usually generals wear 
some gold braid, or at least red trousers when remaining at 
headquarters. Not this one. He was altogether a symphony 
in gray-blue — not a single decoration, gold or otherwise. I 
looked at his sleeves to find the insignia of his rank of general, 
three tiny silver stars, about the size of the old three-cent piece 
embroidered on each arm. Then he advanced rapidly, thrusting 
out his hand and smiling in the most friendly way imaginable. 

I found myself answering a string of rapid-fire questions — 
questions about things he knew all about, but wanted to know 
what I thought about. The relationship of war-correspondent 
and general ceased to exist. It was a straight-out, man-to-man 
sort of talk, and I found myself as much at my ease as if with 
an old friend. 

The talk was all about the army of Verdun. I made several 
discoveries. The first was that, while a great questioner, aside 
from that General Neville is very silent. When he does give an 
opinion his choice of words is quite as dramatic as that of Joffre 
in his famous orders of the day. When he compared his army 
of Verdun with the Old Guard of Napoleon I thought to myself 
no other comparison could ever be made. When he told me that 
the soldiers who retook Douaumont made "the grandest effort in 
history," I decided that only those words could accurately fit 
the case, and when he assured me that the Germans could never 
advance again in France, I felt his words were true. 

I also made the discovery that he loves his poilus after the 
same fashion as Joffre. He called them his children and his 
"little braves," and then his voice was often husky, but it be- 
came smooth as he purred about the Germans again, and the 

friendly light in his eyes died out and they became as hard as 
flint. And I left him — a lone, cold, gray figure bending over 
his maps — thinking of a certain dose of bitter medicine this 
man gave the Germans during the battle of the Aisne, how he 
had repeated it on a larger scale at Verdun, and how he might 
turn out to be the son of France chosen to drive the Germans 
across the Rhine. 

That battle of the Aisne is one of the most noteworthy of the 
entire war. For while it had not the intrinsic importance that 
attended the battle of the Marne, nor was as bloody as the 
slaughters of Soissons, it will long be remembered because it 
brought Nivelle himself to the fore. Overnight he was ele- 
vated from Colonel to Brigadier-General. He had not pre- 
viously been widely known, but when this encounter took place 
it was one of those fortuitous combinations of the right man and 
the right occasion which come just often enough to change the 
face of history. 

At the beginning of the war he commanded an artillery regi- 
ment which immediately destroyed a German artillery group in 
Alsace and captured forty-four guns. At the Marne he was 
attached to Manoury's army in charge of the artillery of the 
Seventh Corps. 

On September 16th. at the Aisne, the Germans were attacking 
the Seventh Corps in serried ranks. Colonel Nivelle put his 
regiment in advance, and for almost the first time in the history 
of war infantry was behind the artillery. The Germans, as- 
tounded at such audacity, came on, were wiped out, and the 
Seventh Corps was saved. Nivelle then attached horses to his 
guns and followed up the retreat with artillery. 

His next exploit came in January, 1915, at Soissons, when the 
Germans made their first series of offensives after the Marne. 
The Kaiser himself was or, hand to see his master-stroke com- 
pletely foiled by the then Brigadier-General Nivelle. After- 
ward he became Petain's assistant at Verdun, and then com- 
mander of the Verdun army. 

Nivelle is both an infantry and artillery expert, for he at- 
tended St. Cyr before going to the Polytechnic. He is also a 
great horseman and the winner of several medals for super- 
iority in riding. 

One of his greatest qualities, next to coolness, is his accu- 
racy. The word "precisez" is always on his tongue when re- 
ceiving reports. His memory is prodigious. He knows the en- 
tire map of the sector in his charge, the names of all the of- 
ficers and the number of their effectives, and follows day by 
day every modification and change in the trench-line, and as 
an officer said to me about him, "makes a map all over again in 
his brain." 

He understands English, has traveled widely through all the 
French colonies and the Orient, and was in Korea just about the 
time of the Russo-Japanese War, which, by the way, he pre- 
dicted in an article written for the Revue de Paris. 

In the same article was a striking phrase which seemed to 
forecast the present struggle in which he is taking so great a 
role. The phrase is, "European rivalries prove that the world 
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By Henry McDonald Spencer 

A Icazar. 

In the days to come when dramatic critics, like coach dogs, 
simply will have ceased to exist, because, forsooth, there will be 
no more articulate drama to trot behind, I shall pack up my 
. trusty typewriter, a supply of copy paper and smoking tobacco, 
and hie me to my country estate, there to compose a book which 
will be entitled "The Psychology of the Crowd with Reference 
to the Theatre". 

In the meantime I shall refer to Gustave Le Bon's notable 
work, "The Crowd, A Study of the Popular Mind". Inciden- 
tally, this book should be read by every American, and particu- 
larly by every Californian, in view of the growing tendency to 
make legislation the mere reflection of mob whim, unhampered 
by those checks which all history has demonstrated are neces- 
sary to modify the promptings of popular passion or fancy. 

One of the main points of Le Bon's thesis is the theory that 
a crowd does not think or act, as any of its individual units 
might think or act, but has an entirely different mind and mo- 
tivation of its own. 

Except in the light of this theory, it is difficult to understand 
why, in a community like San Francisco, with a theatre popu- 
lation of close to 1,000,000 to draw from, it appears impossible 
to support a first rate stock company at popular prices. It must 
be that the crowd has been attracted by some forms of com- 
petitive entertainment. 

Even that center of middle western light and learning, Los 
Angeles, which by judicious incorporation has managed to 
scrape up a population of nearly half a million — doubtless many 
of them human beings — supports two stock companies besides 
other attractions, to say nothing of a Little Theatre. But then 
I don't fancy that life is as interesting generally in the Pacific 
Coast addition to Iowa and Kansas. 

Be that as it may, on Saturday night we shall be pussy-foot- 
ing around to the Alcazar to witness the demise of a stock 
company which is unsurpassed by any in America. 

The co-stars, Eva Lang and John Halliday, are both very 
attractive and competent performers. Henry Shumer is un- 
equalled in this country in the line of parts for which his phy- 
sical characteristics best suit him; he is a joy to behold. Alexis 
Luce is the surprise and find of the season; although I must 
confess that at first I regarded him as stiff and uncomprehend- 
ing, but now he has ripened and developed to an extraordinary 
degree, and in this week's play he fairly took it away from 
every one. Among the ladies, Louise Brownell is outstanding 
and is a versatile and accomplished actress. 

"Romance" is the final offering for the present in the O'Far- 
rell Street playhouse, and is a most excellent wind-up to a wor- 
thy season. 

The play is based to a certain extent on the theme of Joseph 
and Mrs. Potiphar, St. Anthony, Heloise and Abelard, "The 
Christian", and "Thais". It is an illustration of the fact that 
while with many women religion is an allotrope of love, con- 
versely, the most austere priests may regard Magdalen as the 
most desirable of women. 

The play was beautifully staged, and in this respect I want to 
pay my tribute to the Alcazar management, and say that their 
entire staging has been carried out with the most meticulous 
attention to detail, and has been worthy of any theatre in the 
country. Good-bye, and hoping to see you back in Easter 

• • * 


The theme of "Twin Beds", now playing at the Columbia, by 
which separate beds for husband and wife are discredited, and 
the old-fashioned double bed wins in the estimate of the audi- 
ence, is decidedly reactionary. Bernard Shaw has taken ex- 
ception to the double bed on account of its tyranny — one of its 

occupants suffers discomfort if the bedclothes are adjusted to 
the satisfaction of the other. There are, however, many more 
objections than this. 

If people will live in open matrimony, there is no reason why 
they should sacrifice more than is necessary. Not only should 
each person have a separate bed, but every human being is 
entitled to privacy, and should have a cubicle exclusively for 
his or her use. No two persons will quite agree as to the hour 
of putting out the light, some one will want to stay awake and 
read and smoke; and not only is the double bed unhygienic, 
but in another sense is unsatisfactory. 

Mystery, not too frequently unveiled, lends a charm and 
piquancy to the relations between the sexes. As the Frenchman 
said . . . but I am afraid I am getting in too deep for a boy- 

As presented at the Columbia, the play has lost none of its 
speed — an essential of farce — and is satisfactorily performed. 

The farce, like nearly all American farces, leaves no doubt 
as to the conventionalities being preserved, even to the extent 
of the young lady going to bed fully clothed. But the play 
has been here quite recently, and no one wants to read a review 
of a farce in any event. 

The acting honors decidedly go to Miss Antoinette Rochte 

as the dominating wife of the Italian singer, and her stunning 

figure is well displayed in glove fitting gowns. 

» » * 


At the Orpheum this week there is a young lady who has been 
but modestly heralded, but who, in my opinion, surpasses even 
La Pavlowa in the "Death of the Swan". The latter's tech- 
nique is unquestionably preeminent, but she has the defect of 
her merits. She is so perfect that she has become almost a 
machine, and has thereby eliminated to a certain extent that 
finest thing in the world — personality. 

But Miss Muriel Worth is full of personality of a most at- 
tractive kind, and in my simple way I enjoyed her dancing 
more than that of any Orpheum performer during the past year. 
In this I was sustained by the very sophisticated Ex-Leading 
Lady, who was once a toe dancer herself — before she had so 
much to lift — and who told me all about arabesques and things 
which I sprang on you a fortnight or so ago just as if I had them 
for breakfast every other morning. 

In addition to the serious offerings Miss Muriel does a cake- 
walk on her toes, and also an Hawaiian dance in an idealized 
costume and in an idealized fashion. 

I did not comment last week on "The Age of Reason", but I 
heartily commend this little Washington Square sketch, which 
is most sympathetically rendered by the Tobin sisters. These 
young ladies will be fine actresses some day when they grow 
up, but the sketch was rather too dainty, and of a world apart 
from the average Orpheum audience, which is not educated up 
to the manner of the sophisticated sub-flapper. 

Ronair. Ward and Barron in their boardwalk skit, "Are You 
Lonesome?" carried along an extremely pretty girl — I don't 
know which is which — and some clever patter. I should have 
liked to have seen the young lady don a bathing suit, which 
would have been in keeping with the play and into which she 
had plenty of time to change. So would most of the male part 

of the audience. 

• • • 

Pant . 

As a nut, Joe Whitehead at Pantages this week surpasses 
them all. for not only is he decidedly clever and original in his 
patter, but he is a competent dancer and all around entertainer. 
Hardeen. the Handcuff King, is as mystifying as ever, and not 
only easily slipped out of an assorted collection of police iron- 
mongery, but, in view of the audience, freed himself from a 

San Francisro News Letter 

January 13, 1917 

strait jacket. Miss Kitty Ross sings a number of operatic se- 
lections in a very fair tenor voice. She wears a wig, to make 
you think that she is a female impersonator, but really double 
crosses you. as when the wig comes off, it discloses a fine head 
of truly feminine hair. The playlet of "The Danger Line" is 
quite interesting, and with an unexpected denouement. There 
is a decidedly pretty little Jap girl acrobat who dresses in the 
regulation tights of the western world and works quite in the 
American fashion. An unpretentious but interesting bill. 

* * * 

Advance Announcements 

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. — Judging by the pro- 
gram, the fifth "pop" concert of the San Francisco Symphony 
Orchestra, directed by Alfred Hertz, and scheduled for Sunday 
afternoon, January 14th, at the Cort Theatre, will prove the 
most delightful event yet given of this special series, in which 
Conductor Hertz aims to give music that is light but not trivial. 
The last number on the program, the "Tannhauser" overture, 
will probably je looked to with the greatest interest of all by 
music lovers, because of the furore created by Hertz with this 
Wagnerian of 'ering at the final concert of last season. Auber's 
"Fra Diavolo" overture; Bizet's first suite from "LArlesienne," 

liant young actress, and a niece of the famous Ellen Terry, will 
make her first appearance in this city. Miss Terry is one of the 
very best European actresses that have visited this country, 
and the miscellaneous program she will present is a marvelous 
exhibition of versatility and genius. Clayton White, although 
too long absent, is not forgotten, and his reappearance will be 
gladly welcomed. Mr. White, who brings with him a sterling 
little company, will present "Peggy," a one-act play by Roy At- 
well. Milt Collins, "The Speaker of the House," will give his 
conception of the foreign politician discoursing on American 
subjects. The Miniature Revue has for its cast Marionettes 
which are manipulated with wonderful skill by Lillie Jewell 
Faulkner. John and Winnie Hennings, "The Kill Kare Kouple," 
provide much good entertainment. Hennings is a capital eccen- 
tric dancer, a unique pianist and a clever comic singer. Burdella 
Patterson, beautiful in form and face, will appear in a series of 
artistic poses. Joe Morris and Flossie Campbell will appear 
in a skit called "The Avi-Ate-her." They sing well and indulge 
in witty repartee. A special feature of the new bill will be 
Jack Donahue and Alice Marion Stewart who, with the assist- 
ance of original and grotesque make-ups, succeed in getting the 
most out of their songs, dances and dialogue. Mr. Donahue is 
a champion soft-shoe dancer. 

Phyllis Neilson-Terry, England's Most Brilliant Young Actress, Who Will Appear at the Orpheum Next Week 

and Saint-Saens' "Danse Macabre," with the violin obligato by 
Concert-Master Louis Persinger, are certain of being received 
with favor. A particularly melodious number is Smetant's "On 
the Noldau River," which treats partly of Bohemian folk-tunes. 
Tickets for this "pop" concert range from but 25c. to $1, and 
may be had at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s. 

Julia Culp, the world-renowned lieder singer, will be the solo- 
ist with the San Francisco Symphony at the seventh pair of 
symphonies announced for January 19th and 21st, at the Cort. 
These will be Miss Culp's first appearance with an orchestra 
in this city. Mme. Culp will sing two "Claerchen" lieder from 
"Egmont;" Schubert's "Ave Maria;" and a group of three lie- 
der embracing Wagners "Traume," Schubert's "Standchen" 
and Strauss' "Morgen." The program will further include 
Brahms' Fourth Symphony in E Minor; Saint-Saens' brilliant 
symphonic poem, "Phaeton," and Beethoven's overture to 

Goethe's tragedy, "Egmont." 

* • • 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum offers an entirely new show for 
next week, and one which is remarkable for extraordinary merit 
and great variety. Phyllis Neilson-Terry, England's most bril- 

Columbia. — For a comedy, we doubt if any play was ever 
presented that so bestirs the sympathetic chord of human 
nature, and at the same time arouses the comic element in our 
life, yet withal teaches such good lessons as does George M. 
Cohan's "Hit-the-Trail Holiiday," due at the Columbia Theatre, 
Monday night, January 15th, for a two weeks' engagement. In 
the vernacular of the showman, "it's in the air," referring to the 
enthusiasm for this engagement. It's Cohan's own play, pre- 
sented by Cohan & Harris' representative cast. Never before 
has there been such unanimity of sentiment regarding a theatri- 
cal production. The secret is that dramatist George M. Cohan 
is a great technician and a deep student of American types, for 
he has concealed marvelous play mechanics in an atmosphere 
of native life so delightfully that the craftsmanship is quite 
forgotten "Hit-the-Trail Holiiday" is well termed by the au- 
thor. It is a product of the soil for a certainty. No other coun- 
try in the world could produce such a character as the hero of 
this play, just as no other country could produce in real life 
such a character as Billy Sunday. For Mr. Cohan has frankly 
built a play on the one and only "Bill," lately the most adver- 
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January 13, 1917 

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Scene from George M. Cohan's Comedy " Hit-the-Trail Holliday," at the 
Columbia Theater next week 

Billy Sunday, Mr. Cohan has created a character who, in spite 
of his absurd extravagance 
with him. 

is human and carries his audience 

Pantagcs. — "All Aboard," 
edy, with Ethel Whiteside, 

a razzling, dazzling musical com- 
also featuring Bob Harmon, Jack 
Ellsworth and Ardell Cleaves, well supported, heads the bill 
for the coming week, starting Sunday matinee, at the Pantages. 
and is without doubt the most pretentious production of its 
kind before the vaudeville public. An act as attractive as it is 
unusual is presented by Olympia-Desvall and company, in which 
a number of Leautiful and well trained animals (horses and 
dogs), appear in a series of interesting and difficult poses and 
maneuvres. This act is massive and picturesque in every re- 
spect. Novell Brothers, musical acrobats, are two clever en- 
tertainers in a pantomime, tumbling and musical novelty. 
Nancy Fair, " a very little girl that does very big things," is 
vivacious and likeable, and possessed of a personality that is 
unmistakable. This young lady offers a series of songs and 
character impersonations that cannot fail to appeal. Frollicking 
tongs, intermingled with ar. abundance of comedy, are contained 
in the laughable diversion which Moss and Frye will offer for 
approval. These dynamistic comedians, in their own version of 
lunmaking, "Sense and Nonsense." are colored mirth provokers 
whose equal is seldom seen. Walch and Rand in popular and 
operatic selections, and the eleventh chapter of the Lass of the 
Lumberlands complete this entertaining bill. 

The management of the Techau Tavern, 15 Powell street, 

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will be new musical numbers by the justly popular "Jazz" or- 
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BLAKEWAY-STALLARLi.-Mr. and Mrs John H. Blakeway announce 
the engagement of their daughter, Gladys, to T. A. Stallard, of Oak- 

COHN-BOCK. — Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Cohen announce the engagement of 
their daughter, Miss Dagmar Constance Cohn. and Irving S. Bock, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bock of this II 

HELLMANX-SAWYER. — Thy engagement Of Miss Katherine Mines Hell- 
mann. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Hellmann, and Thorp 
Sawyer has heen announced. 

MARRISON-CUNNiNGHAM.— Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Sabery Marrison an- 
nounce the engagement of their daughter Gertrude to Wilfred B. Cun- 
ningham, British vice-consul at this port. 

MEHERIN-MEEK.— An interesting engagement was made known when 
Mr. and Airs. Ralph Merrill announced' the betrothal of Mrs. Merrill's 
sister. Miss Marguerite Alehrin, and William Harold Meek of 1 lay- 

MOORE-SiM. — The engagement has been announced of Miss Marcella 
Spring Moore, daughter of Mrs. Frederick W. Moore of San Jos.-, to 
Air. Douglas Hamilton Sim of the same city. 

ROBERTS-M cGOWAN.— At in informal tea given last Saturday by her 
mother. Mrs. Charles R. Petersen, Miss Mildred Roberts announced 
her engagement to Blaine McGowan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mc- 

RGSE-PA! GET. — At a tea given by Aliss Lucile Bell in her home on 
Ashbury street Friday afternoon, the engagement of Miss Mary 
Lucile Rose and Harold Dement Padgett was announced. 

SHERIDAN -SMAXJUEY. — At a quiet party Wednesday night in the home 
of Mr. and Airs. Frank Sheridan. 1609 Addison street. Oakland, an an- 
nouncement was made of the engagement of their daughter, Heleni 
Anne Sheridan, to Fay J. Smalley, Jr., nephew of Samuel Shortridge 
and grandson of Clara Shortridge Foltz of Los Angeles. 

STEINMAN-WIENBR. — Miss Claudia Steinman has named Monday, Jan- 
uary loth, as the date for her wedding to Charles Raymond Wiener, 
the ceremony to take plac^ at the Palace Hotel. 


BROOKS -EGLINGTON. — Mr. Walter E. Eglington of Menlo Park and 
Miss Florence A. Brooks of San Francisco, were married on Wednes- 
day evening, December 20, 1916, at Grace Cathedral. 

DICK-MOSELY. — San Francisco relatives have received a cable an- 
nouncing the marriage of Miss Edith Douglas Dick, granddaughter of 
Mrs. Abby Parrott, of San Mateo, and Lieutenant Colonel W. II. 
Mosely fit C, ol the Wiltshire Regiment and Machine Gun Corps. The 
wedding took place at the Oratory Brompton, England. 

EICKHOFF-WEST.— Mr. and Airs. Henry Eickhoff. of 1650 Lake street, 
announce that their daughter Thekla was married to William Mor- 
ton West of Philadelphia, Penn.. on January 10th, at El Paso. Texas. 

PiSHER-T REISER. — The wedding of Miss Freida Fisher and Morris 
Trieber took place December 31st. 

ilARl >Y-A11NTZER. — The marriage o' William Mintzer and Miss Agnes 
Hardy took place January 2d. 

A1AOK-A1ETZ. — San Francisco friends have received invitations to the 
wedding of Miss Norma Mark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman 

Mack Mi" Buffalo, and Philip Frederick Metz. The wedding took 
place at Trinity Church, Buffalo, on the evening of January 10th. 

PERKINS- HILLER.— Del. Sullivan Perkins announces tie- marriage of 
his sister. Miss Opal Perkins, and Stanley Van winkle tinier, in Hous- 
ton, Texas. 

SHEA-CLARK.— Miss Jane Shea beci thi bride of Edwin Clark, De- 
cember 3d. The ceremony took place in the green room of the St. 
Francis Hotel. 


ASHE. — Mrs. William Ashe i* >:ivin^ a series "! parties during the winter 

season. She dispensed her hospitality at tea January 3d. 
BORNEMANN. — Miss Doris Bornemann was hostess Thursday afternoon 

at an informal tea given at the home of her mother, Mrs. George 

Bornemann. in Oakland. 
ENGEDHARDT. — Cards have been sent out by Mrs. Eugene N. Engelhardt 

and her daughter, Miss Barbara Adele Engelhardt, for the afternoon 

of January 18th, when they will giv<- a large tea at their home in 

IIENSHAW. — In honor of Miss Ida llenshaw. a much feted debutante, 
and Mrs, Rapp Brush, a former Oakland b.-lle. now visiting here. Miss 
Alison Stone gave a tea at the Hotel Oakland Tuesday afteri n. 

HUFFMAN. — Mrs. Edwin Huffman, who is spending the winter at the 
Palace, provided a pleasant hour or so for a coterie of her friends, 
entertaining them at tea at the Palace, 

LONG. — Mrs. Oscar Fitzalan Long was hostess Wednesday at a tea at 
her home in Piedmont in compliment to Miss Emma Mahoney, who re- 
turned from the Orient a few weeks ago after an absence of nearly 
two years. 

NEILSON. — Mrs. J. Leroy Niclson and her mother, Mrs. Frank Nicol, 
entertained informally at tea January 3d. 

SEYMOUR.— Mrs. Walter Seymour was hostess at a tea given Tuesday at 
her apartments at the Clift Hotel in compliment to Mrs. Edward B. 


BOYD.— Mrs. George D. Boyd was hostess Tuesday at a luncheon, at her 
home in Stelner street in compliment to Mrs. George B. Pillsbury. 

DIMOND. — One of the enjoyable affairs of the week was the luncheon 
over which Mrs. Edwin Dimond presided Wednesday. Her guests 
gathered at her residence on Pacific avenue. 

EDWARDS.— Mrs. Alfred Edwards of Palo Alto gave a beautifully ap- 
pointed luncheon Tuesday at the (.'lift Hotel as a compliment to her 
daughter-in-law. Mrs. Alfred Rice Edwards, a bride of a few weeks. 

FAITOUTE. — Mrs. Mosea Faitoute of New York, who is visiting her 
mother, Mrs. Asa White, at the family home in East Oakland, will be 
the honor guest at a iuneheon to be given by Mrs. Giles Nelson Eas- 
ton Wednesday afternoon. .January 17th. 

FLOOD.— Mis. James U Flood will give a luncheon on the 17th in honor 
Of Miss Ruth Zeile, who is to be married to Corbett Moody next month. 

FULLER.— Mrs. Prank Fuller will be hostess at a luncheon in honor of 
Mrs. Olive Stine, who is to leave for the Orient January 22d. Mrs. 
Stine and Miss Grace Rogers will go from her to Vancouver, whence 
they will sail on the Empress of Russia on January 25th. 

: [i >i: i > >N. — A lunch ton was gii i n by Mis, J. M. Horton last Saturday af- 
ternoon in the Palm Court of the Palaee Hotel, and later bridge was 
enjoyed in the Laurel Court. 

KEELER. — Miss Alice Keeler, one of the most feted of the season's buds, 
will be the guest of honor at a luncheon to be given Monday by one 
of her sister debutantes, Miss Jean Boyd. 

MARTIN,— Mrs. Eleanor Martin had a luncheon party January 4th at the 
St. Francis in honor of Mis. Allen Lewis <>i Portland, who is here as 
the guest of her sister. Mrs. George I >. Boyd. 

NICKEL..— Miss Beatrice Nicke! presided at a luncheon Monday at her 
home on Laguna street, in honor of Miss Mary Louise Black. 

PETERSON.— Mrs. Ferdinand Peterson is having a series of luncheon 
parties during her midwinter visit in San Francisco. 

POTTER.— Misses Ethel Lllley and Jean Boyd were the honor guests at 
a luncheon given by Mis. Ash ton Potter, Wednesday. 

SCKWEliix. Miss Arabella Schwerin entertained at a luncheon given 
on Thursday afternoon at her home on Washington street. 

SLACK.— A farewell luncheon was given for Miss Elva de Puo by Miss- 
Edith Slack on Mondi aft moon. 

TROY.— Mrs. Martin Troy was hostess ai a luncheon Tuesday at her home 

in Taylor street 

WEAVER —Mrs. Liny i Weaver was a luncheon hostess Thursday at her 
home in Washington street. 


i IAN] 'MANN.— Miss Florence Bandmann entertained recently at dinner 
at her home on Van Ness avenue. 

BLACK.— As a farewell to Miss Mary Louise Black, who, with Miss Phyl- 
lis de Young and Miss Elva de Pue, left for the East. Colonal and 

Mrs. Daniel C. Jackllng presided at a handsome dinner last Saturday 
evening at the St, Francis Hotel, 

BOURN.— Mr. ami Mrs. William Bowers Bourn were hosts at dinner Sat- 
urday evening. 

CROTHERS. — Judge ami Mrs George E. Crothers have asked a group of 
friends to a dinner to be given this evening in their residence "ii 
laurel street. 

DAVIS.— Colonel and Mrs. Riehmond Pearson Davis of Fort Scott were 
the guests of lienor .,t a dinner party which Mrs. Frederick Zelle gave 
on Saturday night at her home, with dancing in the ballroom after- 

DEERING. — A dinner was given by Mr. and Mis. Frank Peering Satur- 
day evening. 

DEVEREAi'X— Mr. and Mrs. William Devereaux gave a dinner party 
January 4th at their apartments in Powell street, and later with their 
guests attended the juosi rfptlon bail ai th.- St. rraneis Hotel. 

HALE. — Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Cobb Mai-- wire hosts at a dinner dance 
January 6th at their home in street, twenty-six guests as- 
sembling for the affair. 


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JACKLING.— Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Jaekling entertained at an elaborate 
dinner recently in honor of Mr. and .Mrs. Harry Macfarlane of Hono- 

McNEAR, a supper rollowed by dancing was given bj Mr, and .Mrs, 
George W. McNear at the Palace Hotel, Monday. 

McNEAR, -Miss Louise McNear was hostess at a dinner Saturday night, 
her guests having assembled at the Clift Hotel, where with her par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George P. McNear, she is passing the winter sea- 

MOORE. — The second of the series of delightful dinner parties which Mr. 
and Mis, William S. Moore are giving took place January 1st at Mira 
Vista, the Henshaw home in Montecito. 

l'HELAN, — Senator James D. Phelan of California entertained at dinner 
lust Thursday evening in his home in Washington in honor of the 
newly elected president of the Gridiron Club, Ira E. Bennett. 

J'OMEROY, — Miss Harriet Pomeroy was hostess at dinner last evening. 
her home on Clay street being its setting. The party afterwards at- 
tended the ball of the Gayety Club, given at the home of Miss Mary 
Donohoe on Pacific avenue. 

ROSE. — Dinner with dancing as its aftermath provided keen enjoyment 
for a coterie of young people who assembled last Tuesday evening at 
the St. Francis Hotel on the invitation of Mrs. George Rose. 

SPRECKELS. — Mr. and Mrs. Adolph B. Spreckels were hosts at a dinner 
party last Saturday night. 

YVAITE. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waite were dinner hosts Wednesday even- 
ing at their apartment on Green street. 

WHITE. — Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Edward White were the guests of honor 
at the dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Filer Tuesday evening at 
their home -it Burlingame. 

WILSON.— Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Effingham Sut- 
ton gave a dinner dance January 3d at the Palace Hotel in compli- 
ment to their nieces, the Misses Neame of Victoria, who are visiting 
them for a tew weeks. 

PRATT. — Mrs. Elizabeth Pratt entertained recently at a theatre party at 

the Alcazar. 
REQUA. — Mr. and Mrs. Mark Requa gave a theatre party and later had 
supper at the Palace. Monday. 

GIBBS. — Mrs". George Gibbs, on Monday afternoon, opened her home for 
a lecture given by Professor "Van Hecker of the Louvain University, 
who lectured at the Palace Hotel last week on the woes of Belgium. 


HILLMAN. — One of the brilliant musical affairs of the season will be 

early in February, when Jack Edward Hillman will give a concert 

at the St. Francis Hotel. 
SPRECKELS. — Mrs. Adolph B. Spreckels gave a musicale at her home 

last Saturday evening, at which Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Eddy gave the 


I'd SHOP. — A group of friends enjoyed the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. 

Thomas Bishop at an informal supper dance Friday, given at the 

Palace Hotel. 
CORNWALL. — About 100 cards have been sent out by Mrs. Neil Cornwall 

and Mrs. Jack Schaefer, foi a dance tn bo given at the Cornwall 

home in Thousand Oaks. 
fleisiihacker. — A supper dance was given al the Palace Hotel by 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fleishhacker January 2d. Earlier In the even- 
ing they entertained their friends at the Russian bfl 
HOLMES, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Holmefl *t their 

home recently In honor of Lieutenant William Shea, U. S. v. and 
Mrs. Shea, 
KITTLE.— The handsome home of Mi.-- Jonathan <;. Kittle on s. .-it 
streel assembled a number ,.i guesta Tuesday evening, the affair be- 
ing arranged as a compliment t" Mrs. Allen Lewis, who is visiting 

here from her bom.' m I'm Hand. 
LOVEGROVE. — A party of yOUl enjoyed the hospitality of Miss 

Marjorie Lovegrove al b di rice last Saturday evening. 

MGSHER. — Mr. and Mrs. Henrj Mosher entertained about 160 gv 
Hi,. Claremont Country Club at a dance last Saturday evening; 

OLNEY.— Miss Anna Olney, thi Dr. Frank Glrard, Will he th< 

Buesl of honor al a party which Mi n the seven- 

teenth Of the month. 

SHAVER. -Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Beaver have sent out cards for the 
evening of January 18th, whan they will ^i\ ■ 

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KHATTUCK. The Aral dlno i danc< 3hattuck Hall, Ber- 

keley bi w given Thursday night, in future the second and 
Thursday ol each month will be reserved for a straits 


M.viU'i <;u\s Uuiouncemenl is made that the Mardi Oral hall will !>•• 

on February -''th of this year, and will again he at | Hotel 

st. FRANCIS HOTSL -The Oriental ball to b> given bj members of the 

Winter Assembly will be on 

i i,,. rail will tak< place a1 the st. Francta Hotel on January ITth, 
the original date, the 19th ol this month, bavins: been ehai 

PKhi, — The friends of Mrs i. Franklin Bell are anticipating the bridge 

tea at which she will ' nuary 17th. 

CAPi >CB1 ii Mrs R nal ■ 

tlnon, were lolnl hostesses at an informal bridge tea Tw 

HOWARD. Mis Kelson Howat 
iii'KK -Mis Charles P. Huh" Ige tea at bar homo 

Tuesday atternc 

ROBERTS. -Mis. Cheslej John Roberts, a bride of a few month 

the compli nted guesl yesterda.3 after a at a bridge tea given 03 

Miss H0II5 Malletl at the tatter's home in Claren 

RODOLPH.— Mr, ami Mrs, George Rodolph entertained a coterie Is 

at their home i n Oakland Tuesday evening at card! 

VAN S1CKLEN.— Miss Hilda Van Sieklen. who is al the Fain foi 

the winter, will bfi hostess .January 12th at a bridge party to I"- given 
at the Francisca Club for Miss Anna Olney, fiancee of Dr. Fri 


JONES. — Messrs. Clinton Jones, Marshall Madison and Andrew Carrigan, 
Jr., were hosts at a theatre party Tuesday evening. 

McLEOD. — Mrs. Walter McLeod, who is being entertained by her many 
friends as a welcome home following her arrival from Missoula, Mont., 
was the guest of honor at a theatre party and supper given Wednes- 
day evening by Miss Helen Jones. 


O'SULLIVAN. — Mrs. Dennis O'Sullivan arrived early in the week from 
her home in England, and is the guest of her mother, Mrs. James Mar- 
vin Curtis, in her residence on Union street. 

SKELLEY. — The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Skelley will be 
pleased to know that they have returned from their three weeks" 
honeymoon, during which they traveled through the Eastern and 
Northwestern States. 

TAYLOR. — Mr. and Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor returned last Saturday 
from New York, where they spent the holidays. 

BLACK.— Miss Marie Louise Black left Monday night for New York, ac- 
companied by Miss Phyllis de Young, Miss Elva de Pue and Miss 
Dorothy Leane. 

IKAYTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lacey Brayton of Piedmont, accom- 
panied by Mrs. Charles Parcells, left this week for the East, ami are 
going direct to New' York. 

MacGAVIN. — Drummond MacGavin hit Monday for Toronto, where he is 
established as a representative of the big concern for which lie trav- 
eled over a greater part of the world since his marriage. 

l'HELAN. — Miss Mary Phelail left Tuesday for Washington. D. C. where 
she wiil join her brother. Senator James D. Phelan, and remain for 
the balance of the winter 


BELCHER. — Mrs. Adeline N. Belcher is sojourning for several weeks at 
Del Monte. She is accompanied by her attractive granddaughter, Miss 
Robei ta ( :* h her. 

BOLIN. — Mr. and Mrs. George Boltn of Indianapolis are visiting Mrs. Anna 
Graham 81 hei residence in Fifty-seventh avenue, Oakland, 

CAROLAN.— Francis Carolan 1 .turned Saturday from New York, where 

he has been for the last few months, 
CLAYBURGH Mrs. Kate Clayburgh and Miss Sophie Clayburgh have 
returned from the Client, and have taken apartments at the Belle 

vue for the balance of the season. 
DTJTTON. — Mr. and Mis. William J. Dutton, who have been living at the 

Eflairmon t Hoto i for many years, have now taken up their residence at 
1 . . Palace- Hotel, where thej hav< been (oined by their daughter, Mrs. 

Josiah Howell. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 13, 1917 

Buffalo Bill Crosses the Great Divide 

The last of the great national picturesque figures in the pio- 
neer history of the country passed over the horizon, this week, 
in Colonel William F. Cody, known by those who loved him 
best as Buffalo Bill. His loss stretches from the hearts of the 
street gamins to the President of the United States. Many 
States will pay special honors to his obsequies, especially Colo- 
rado, where his remains will lie in State. The funeral service 
will be held Sunday under the Denver Lodge of Elks. Other 
lodges and societies will also participate in these last obse- 
quies according to his wish. Among them will be the Grand 
Army of the Republic, the Pioneer Society of Colorado, the 
Cowboy Rangers of Denver, the Elks and Masons, all indica- 
tive of the great fraternal spirit of his vast number of loyal and 
devoted friends. Federal troops will escort his body from 
State to State, and in the funeral cortege. The body will be 
in charge of the Knights Tempiai till it reaches its final resting 
place in a tomb on Lookout Mountain. A wife, daughter and 
sister were a., his bedside when he passed away. 

A big volume would hardly cover the remarkable frontier 
exploits of Buffalo Bill. To the small boys of this country he 
was always regarded as the greatest man in the limelight of the 
world. He was born in Scott County, Iowa, 71 years ago, 
at the time the great Pathfinder Fremont was exploring the 
country west of the Mississippi and putting it properly on the 
map for permanent settlement. Cody's parents moved west 
and took up a claim near Leavenworth, Kan., a growing im- 
portant frontier Indian post. He was then five years old. Five 
years later his father was killed in a dispute over the r.egro 
slave question, and at 10 years of age the boy was obliged to 
v.ork to support the family. His first job determined his career. 
He was hired as a courier to carry messages to the wagon 
feight trains operating between Missouri and Rocky Mountain 
points. Then he ran the gamut of the picturesque life of his 
day as wagon master, trapper, hunter, pony express rider, stage 
coach driver, soldier in the Union army, frontier guide, ranger, 
chief of scouts in the U. S. Army, and the welcome friend of 
such men of that period as Generals Sherman, Phil Sheridan, 
Crook, Custer, Merritt Miles and many others. 

He won his sobriquet of Buffalo Bill by the extraordinary 
success with which he provided fresh buffalo meat to the camps 
of laborers employed in constructing the Union Pacific Rail- 
road. His system was to cut out a band of buffalo from a herd, 
ride in circles around the bunch, firing as quickly as possible. 
On one contract he killed 4,280 buffalo. 

The most intimate touch he had with California life in those 
kaleidoscopic days was as a pony express rider in the '60's; 
he served a stretch in the ride of carrying mail letters from San 
Francisco to Fort Leavenworth, Missouri, 1,950 miles. 

While every rider was expected to cover seventy-five miles 
before stopping and resting and beginning the return trip, 
many riders had routes where the distance traveled was much 
greater. Often, too, a rider would suddenly be called upon to 
cover, besides his own route, the route of the rider who was 
supposed to relieve him, but who, on account of death or acci- 
dent could not. Thus Buffalo Bill had to cover the route be- 
tween Red Buttes, Wyoming and Three Crossings, Nebraska, a 
distance of 116 miles. One day, galloping into Three Cross- 
ings, he learned from the station agent that the relief rider had 
been killed. The mail must go on. Without a moment's delay, 
Cody agreed to ride the dead man's route. This route covered 
seventy-six miles, and Cody not only rode that distance, but 
made the return trip in time to cover his own return trip. He 
therefore rode 384 miles without stop, save for quick meals and 
a change of horses — and the mail went through on schedule 

Cody had a wonderful career as a rider of the Pony Express, 
when we consider that he was only a boy of fourteen when he 
entered the service. "Old Jules," the express agent who first 
employed him, started him with a run of forty-five miles and 
gave him three changes of horses. He feared much for the 
boy. But the ambitious Cody had been riding only a few months 
when he asked for a transfer to a longer route — "a reg'lar man's 
route" — and was given the one between Red Buttes and Three 
Crossings. It was while riding this route shortly afterward that 
he made the record ride of 384 miles through a dangerous coun- 
try. A week after this remarkable ride, Cody, himself, nar- 
rowly escaped being killed by Indians. Near a secluded spot 

on the route, called Horse Creek, he was waylaid and chased 
by Sioux Indians, but succeeded in outracing his pursuers. On 
arriving, however, at the next station the boy found that the 
station agent had been killed and all the stock stolen by the In- 
dians. He was compelled to ride his tired pony many miles 
through hostile country before he reached another station and 
secured a fresh mount. 

The rapid settlement of the West eventually pushed him 
from his old picturesque employments. But the stirring and 
romantic adventures of the West still remained alive in the 
hearts of the people. Buffalo Bill discovered this wherever he 
went, and he and Nate Salisbury conceived the idea of the Wild 
West Show, which successfully toured the country for years, 
and later was taken to Europe, where it scored an immense hit. 
Only once did Buffalo Bill step out of his natural role : that was 
when he was elected to the Nebraska legislature in 1872. 

George Hatton. 

George F. Hatton, politician, good fellow and one of the best 
known men in California, died at the St. Francis Hospital of 
uremia, after an illness of a week, aged 50 years. Hatton was 
best known as an influential political writer. His work in that 
line on the Oakland Tribune was among the best then being 
published by the crack political writers of the '90's. His wide 
and intensive knowledge cf the political game attracted a num- 
ber of ambitious men to help them attain their political ambi- 
tions. This led to handling a number of important campaigns 
by Hatton, in which he was unusually successful. He was a 
staunch Republican, and represented Senator George Perkins, 
Governor James N. Gillett and innumerable assemblymen and 
Stale senators in this respect. Governor Gage made him a no- 
tary, and later he joined the law firm of Hartley & Peart in the 
Humboldt Building, with whom he practiced for several years. 
He leaves a widow. 

Mrs. Etta Zellerbach. 

Alter an illness of several months, Mrs. Etta T. Zellerbach, 
wife of Jacob C. Zellerbach, vice-president of the Zellerbach 
Paper Company, died, this week, at the Adler Sanatorium. Mrs. 
Zellerbach was highly esteemed by a wide circle of devoted 
friends. She was 45 years of age. Surviving her are two sis- 
ters and two brothers, Mrs. Rebecca Delsbach, Mrs. Theodore 
Steiner, Aaron and Henry M. Englander, and her devoted hus- 
band, Jacob C. Zellerbach. 


By St. Anthony in Roseland, where the fern and fuchsia grow, 

Safe-sheltered in a wayward, winding creek, 

Rides a pinnace at her moorings, whom I loved — oh, years ago! 

And there she waits to greet me week by week. 

It is twenty months or over since I braved the salt-sea spray, 

And watched her foam-flecked fo'c'sle rock and reel; 

But her rudder now is forrard and her sails are stowed away, 

And barnacles are growing on her keel. 

To St. Anthony in Roseland, which is hard by Falmouth Town, 

Along the twisty path that flanks the stream, 

No more the kindly Cornish folk to me come trapezing down 

With cranberries and golden-crusted cream; 

No longer through the silence of the star-hung summer night, 

My pinnace, sweet and fleet as any fawn, 

Shall steal in 'neath the black cliffs to the winking Lizard Light, 

And smell the clean, sweet-scented thyme at dawn. 

From St. Anthony in Roseland (where good cruises all begin) 
When the last war-weary troops are ordered home, 
When the harbors all are opened and the mines are all towed 

And all the changeful sea is mine to roam, 
I will slip your reed-grown moorings and beat westward from 

the creek — 
Land-weary make once more the open seas — 
And with flying jib and top-sail once again set sail to seek 
The Islands of the New Hesperides. 

— Punch. 

January 13, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Big Purple Athlete — I'm a little stiff from lacrosse. At- 
tentive Frosh — Wisconsin ?— Williams Purple Cow. 

"The old-fashioned boy used to respect every word his 

father said." "Yes," replied the rather cynical youth; "but 
you must remember that the old-fashioned boy had one of those 
old-fashioned fathers." — Washington Star. 

Mother (at the party) — Why did you allow that young 

man to kiss you? Daughter — Why, ma! Mother — Oh, you 
needn't 'why ma' me. One side of his nose is powdered and 
one side of yours isn't. — Facts and Fancies. 

Political Boss — I can land you a job payin' three thou- 
sand a year — two to you and one to me. Worker — And do I 
have an assistant who does all the work? Boss — Sure; and 
we split half his salary between us. — Buffalo Courier. 

Crawford — In the good old days girls were given such 

names as Faith, Prudence and Patience. Crabshaw — If the 
custom still prevailed, the girls of the present day would be go- 
ing around with such monikers as Pep, Ginger and Tobasco. — 
Town Topics. 

"Will you have me for your wife?" said the leap year 

maiden, sweetly. "Since you have suggested it, I will," he re- 
plied. "But just remember, Mame, if I don't turn out to be all 
you expect you have only yourself to blame." — New York 

First Bridge Fiend — I once knew a man who had thir- 
teen trumps and never took a trick. Second Bridge Fiend — 
How so? First Bridge Fiend — His partner led an ace, he 
trumped; and then his partner threw him out of the window. — 

"I heard to-day that your son was an undertaker. I 

thought you told me he was a phyiscian." "Not at all." "I 
don't like to contradict, but I'm positive you did say so." "You 
misunderstood me. I said he followed the medical profession." 
— Pittsburg Press. 

"The coal supply of the earth is limited," said the scient- 
ist. "No one can say how long it will last." "Great Scott!" 
exclaimed the man in the back row. "And here we've gone and 
wasted more than a sack of it heating the hall for this lecture." 
— Philadelphia Record. 

Editor — This joke isn't bad. But what has the picture 

got to do with it? It seems to be merely a study of sea and 
sky. Marine Painter (who has turned to humorous art) — Well, 
if you read it again you'll see that it's a conversation between 
two members of a submarine crew. — Punch. 

Mr. Newman had just recovered from an operation and 

was talking to a friend. "The surgeon," he remarked, "said 
he'd have me on my feet again in three weeks." "Well, he did 
it, didn't he?" asked the friend. "He did, indeed," responded 
Mr. Newman. "I had to sell my motor car to pay his bill." 
— Christian Register. 

"Miss Brown told me that you paid her such a charming 

compliment the other evening," said Mrs. Coddington to her 
husband, "something about her being pretty. The poor girl 
was so pleased. I don't see how you men can be so untruthful." 
"I should think you'd know by this time that I'm never untruth- 
ful," said Mr. Coddington reproachfully. "I said she was just 
as pretty as she could be, and so she was." — New York Times. 

"Your daughter," said Mrs. Oldcastle, after being con- 
ducted through the newly-furnished wing of the magnificent 
palace occupied by the new -rich Bullingtons. "has such a splen- 
did vocabulary." "Do you think so?" her hostess replied. "Jo- 
siah wanted to get her one of them escritoires, but I made up 
my mind right at the start that a vocabulary would look better 
in a room furnished like hers, even if it didn't cost quite so 
much." — Toronto Globe. 


Sight of a total eclipse of the sun is to be the privilege af- 
forded the people of the United States on June 8, 1918. Already 
the Lick Observatory of the University of California, famous 
for its past achievements in observing solar eclipses, through 
expeditions sent to Spain, Egypt, Labrador, Java, Georgia, 
and many other parts of the earth, is planning for its observa- 
tions of the coming eclipse. 

One of the stock jokes of the professional humorist faces ex- 
tinction. In New York City an umbrella service has been or- 
ganized. If you need an umbrella, anywhere, day or night, ac- 
cording to the prospectus of this new beneficent institution, all 
you have to do is to step into one of the service stations and se- 
cure one, on the presentation of your membership card. When 
you are through with the umbrella, it can be left at a service 
station. If it is to be so easy to get an umbrella, what excuse 
remains for acquiring one unethically? The umbrella joke, 

however, could have been spared even before now. 

* * * 

Charles Evans Hughes has now formally resumed his pro- 
fession at the bar, his first retainer coming from the Corn Pro- 
ducts Refining Company, which is appealing in the Supreme 
Court of the United States from the recent decision of Federal 
Judge Hand dissolving that company under the Sherman Anti- 
Trust law. Mr. Hughes will act as consulting counsel. During 
the recent campaign nobody on the other side ever went so far 
as to question the legal ability of the Republican nominee. That 
is recognized on all sides and by all interests. 

The roster of the "American legion," containing the names 
of some 24,000 patriotic md adventurous Americans ready to 
seive in all sorts of expert capacities in case of war, should be 
a valuable addition to the war department archives. That the 
desirability ot this continued existence of the legion as a private 
organizing and recruiting body is open to serious question seems 
to te the opinion of the secretary of war, and many will agree 
with him. With all due respect to the members of the legion, 

it is just as well that it is to disband. 

* * * 

Mr. Schwab says that his Bethlehem steel works are half as 
big again as the famous Kiupp works in Germany, and that they 
are all at the disposal of the United States on its own terms in 
case of need. 


The splendid and well rounded Hearst collection of art, now 
on exhibition at the Palace of Fine Arts, on the old Exposition 
grounds, continues to attract throngs of enthusiastic visitors. 

The collection is a long term loan for an indefinite period of 
years, and it has, therefore, been accorded a permanent Museum 
installation in keeping with its value and importance. A slight 
idea of the extent and varied character of this rather inclusive 
collection may be gathered from the fact that it fills nine gal- 
leries — of which gallery 65 is devoted to paintings, gallery 64 
to tapestries, furniture and German wrought iron, gallery 63 to 
Oriental rugs and Spanish furniture, gallery 62 to Prayer rugs, 
gallery 25 to Chinese rugs, screens and Spanish furniture, gal- 
lery 21 to tapestries and Italian and German furniture, gallery 
26 to Oriental textures, and galleries 28 and 61 to etchings, 
•.gs and engravings. 

Worthy of special attention and study are the many loans of 
antique furniture contributed by individuals and dealers, who 
generously helped to create a worthy milieu for Mrs. Hearst's 
notable collection. 

"Now. then." said the auctioneer, holding up a pair of 

.mtique silver candlesticks, "give me a start." "Two shillings," 
came from a voice at the bark of the room. "What!" exclaimed 
the horrified auctioneer. "Ah." said the bidder in an under- 
tone. I chuckle. "I I 3t would give him a 
,tart." — Liverpool Mere:. 

The Union Oil Cor ; = sued a preliminary state- 
ment for the year endei December 31, 1916, showing 28 per 
cent earr.ed on the stock before depreciation and 21 per cent 
earned after depreciation. 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 13, 1917 


The winter fashions have been thoroughly put to the test, 
for here we are fully launched into the midwinter season. The 
leading events which always mark the opening of the social 
reason in New York having already taken place, it is very easy 
for even the casual observer to differentiate between the re- 
jected and the accepted modes. 

It is very unlikely now that there will be any surprises in 
store for us before the spring fashions begin to appear, and it is 
still too early to anticipate these, though it must be admitted 
that such a thing as spring talk, even as early as this, has not 
been unheard of. 

We may be thoroughly assured, however, that the straight 
lines and slim silhouette, of which we have heard and seen so 
much, are to stay with us throughout the season. On every side 
we see countless variations of the chemise dress, which has cer- 
tainly been the most insistent note from Paris all along. There 
is no doubt that this is the leading style of the moment, both in 
Paris and New York. 

A Paris model which has been copied again and again with 
great success is illustrated here. It is of Copenhagen blue 
chiffon velvet with silver metallic embroidery worked in the 
simple darning stitch, one of the most widely used garnitures 
for the fashionable dresses at present. The overdress effect is 
such that it may be carried out in two materials. For a very 

A Favored Paris Model The Jabot Blouse and Pocketed Skirt 

rich effect there is no smarter combination than satin and vel- 
vet, unless it be Georgette and velvet. These combinations, 
with the addition of fur, occasionally, are in excellent taste and 
entirely approved by fashion leaders. 

It is well established also, that satin is one of the leading 
materials for dresses this season. As popular and numerous as 
were the taffeta dresses in the autumn, so are the satin frocks 
this winter. One of the reasons for its popularity is that this 
material is not too light to be worn comfortably under the top 
coat, even in cold weather. Again, it is not considered too 
dressy for informal wear, while it is always just right for recep- 
tions, teas and matinees. 

The Latest in Millinery. 

The use of satin is not limited to dresses and suits only, but 
it is quite extensively used by the milliners, especially in the 

fashioning of small turbans. In many of the latest hats it is no- 
ticed that the trimming is placed directly in front. Small round 
hats or shapes with upturned brims are often trimmed with a 
high aigrette in the very center. Hats which are entirely un- 
tiimmed except for the heavily embroidered veil which serves 
as an adornment are still very popular. 

ChantDly and metallic laces have also entered the field of 
millinery. With so much metallic lace used on dresses the 
milliners have seen its possibilities as applied to hats, and are 
using it most successfully combined with satin or velvet. Not 
infrequently, there is another addition in the form of fur. By 
reason of the formality of these materials, these hats are, of 
course, worn for formal occasions. 

To trim sports hats the very newest thing is worsted or felt 
motifs representing animals and all sorts of curious designs. 
These are appliqued to crowns or brims. Chenille in bright 
colors is also used as a trimming for hats. 

About Blouses and Skirts. 

Basque blouses, though they are being favored more and more 
day by day, have not succeeded in ousting the blouse that is 
worn inside the skirt. The model with a frill of fine lace in 
front or of the soft material of the blouse still holds its own. 
Some very attractive new blouses are of tan or sand-colored 
Georgette decorated with shadow embroidery in fine wool. Mo- 
tifs worked in old blue, o'd rose and tan enhance the beauty 
of these waists. Bright yellow and deep rose are among the 
rewest colors that have been seen in separate blouses. Some 
have collars of the same material, while others are trimmed 
with a white collar. 

No matter what rumors may be circulated to the contrary 
from time to time, the separate waist and skirt are offered in 
plain and pleated models, some with pockets and yokes and 
some without. A yoke which extends in points over the hips is 
exceptionally smart. Over the points are placed little pockets 
with flaps that are buttoned down. 

Scotch plaids and checked materials in two colors are used 
for the serviceable tailored skirts, as well as the other popular 
woolen fabrics of the season. 

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January 13, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



The Western States Life made large gains all along the line 
during 1916. $6,800,000 of new business was written. At the 
close of the year more than $21,400,000 of business was on the 
books, an increase of nearly three and a half million over the 
previous year More than $70,000 was added to the company's 
surplus account, and the admitted assets at the beginning of 
1917 were more than two and a half million, a gain of $430,- 
000 for the year. Full figures will show a still larger gain, as 
there figures do not include reports from several detached 

agencies that will come in later. 

* * * 

Mr. Guy Macdonald, local representative of the Insurance 
Field, and editor of the San Francisco News Bureau, has re- 
signed the latter position in order to accept the position of as- 
sistant secretary of the Life Underwriters' Association of San 
Francisco. Mr. Macdonald is very popular with all classes of 
insurance men, and the appointment meets with hearty appro- 
val from the life underwriters. He will retain his connection 
with the Insurance Field. A big effort will be made to double 
the membership of the local association of life underwriters, 
and it is with this object particularly in view that the salaried 
position of assistant secretary is created. 

Latest reports are to the effect that the Casualty Company 
of America, the concern that recently reinsured the business of 
the Pacific Coast Casualty, and in turn was declared insolvent 
by the New York insurance commissioner, has succeeded in 
making good its $654,000 impairment of capital stock. The 
company will continue its fidelity and surety business. It is 
still the intention of the Casualty Company of America to 
launch the Bonding Company of America, which is expected 

to take over the business of the parent concern. 

* * * 

The General Accident has appointed Thomas R. Lamb gen- 
eral agent for Southern California, with headquarters at Los 
Angeles. He will have supervision over all lines, with the ex- 
ception of commercial and industrial disability business, 
which will remain with Edgar L. Martin, branch manager at 
Los Angeles, who gives his time exclusively to this branch of 

the company's business. 

* * * 

A. W. Thornton, Coast manager of the London Assurance 
Corporation, who has during the past two years acted as chair- 
man of the Arson Committee of the Board of Fire Underwriters 
of the Pacific, has surrendered that position in order to devote 
his entire energies to his agency business. During his term of 
office several gangs of professional arsonists have been en- 
tirely broken up, and many of the members now languish in 

prison, owing to the energetic efforts of the committee. 

* * * 

Legislatures are now in session in California, Idaho, Mon- 
tana, Arizona, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and indications 
point to many measures to be introduced which will have more 
or less effect upon the business of insurance. In California the 
more important measures are those providing for State rating 
of fire insurance, and a law authorizing the State to conduct 
what is termed social insurance. Neither of these measures 

are favored by insurance interests. 

* » * 

It is with deep regret that we learn of the death of Mrs. 
Charles Christensen, wife of the Pacific Coast general agent 
of the American Central. Mrs. Christensen passed away fol- 
lowing an operation at the Adler sanitarium. She is survived, 
in addition to her husbano, by a daughter and mother, Mrs. 

James Fulton, of San Rafael. 

* » » 

The Pacific Mutual Life has appointed W. E. Lawson gen- 
eral agent for its life department at Salt Lake. Mr. Lawson 
has been filling the office of district manager for the company 
at Stockton, and previous!;, was with the San Francisco general 
agency of Kilgarif & Beaver, where he acquired a reputation as 

a big producer. 

* * * 

At the annual meeting of the Tacoma Life Underwriters' As- 
sociation, Frank A. Neyhart, of the Penn Mutual Life, was 
elected president and H. R. Eckart secretary. 

Abraham L. Hanby, who has represented the Provident Life 
& Trust in the State of Washington during the past fifteen years, 
died recently at Seattle, after a prolonged illness, at the age of 
fifty. For the past two years he has represented the company 
at Seattle, previously having made his home in Tacoma, where 
he first established the company's agency. 

The Guardian Casualty and Guaranty, of Salt Lake City, on 
January 10th discontinued writing jitney bonds. This company 
is the only one which has been writing this class of business, 

and has in turn discovered it to be unprofitable. 

* * * 

The Standard Forms Bureau have decided upon a system of 
universal blanks to be used by the fire companies, and these are 
in the printers' hands. The first lot will comprise about twenty 
thousand blanks, and most of them are already being distrib- 

Vice-President Charles E. Galacar, of the Springfield Fire & 
Marine, represented on the coast by George W. Dornin, passed 
away late in December. He had been ill for many months, and 

his end was not unexpected. 

* * * 

Owing to the expense of maintaining an agency plant in that 

sparsely settled country, the Columbian National Life has 

ceased to do business in New Mexico. 

* * * 

The Northern Life of Seattle maintains its reputation as a 
progressive company by closing the year 1916 with business 
on its books of $13,250,000. Last year the new business writ- 
ten amounted to the snug sum of $5,200,000, which was an in- 
crease over any previous year's experience. 

* * * 

J. H. Cote, who has been representing the companies of the 
Seeley & Co. agency in Southern California as special agent, has 
resigned, and Special Agent R. R. Roper of the San Francisco 
office will supervise his territory until a successor shall have 

been appointed. 

* * * 

A. W. Giesy, special agent, severed his connection with the 
Norwich Union on January 1st, after a service of five years. 
Mr. Giesy's territory included Western Oregon and Washington 

and Alaska. 

* * * 

The general Accident has resigned from the California In- 
spection Rating Bureau. 


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Financial America 
In Good Position. 

The recent slump in the New York 
stock market was anything but a de- 
liberate reappraisal of values. It 
was more of a psychological phe- 
nomena. The situation was inherently weak, with a great 
amount of stocks carried upon margins, brokers' loans being 
above any previous record. This was a natural result of the 
great gold importations, easy money and big earnings. There 
was a general desire to get out of the market before the end of 
the war, and at the first sign of definite developments toward 
peace a rush started, helped along by vigorous short-selling. The 
buying powe.' of marginal accounts is very great in putting 
the market up, and the compulsory selling out of these accounts 
as margins ire exhausted is an equally great influence in put- 
ting it down. The liquidation has cleared away an artificial 
fabric of ?upport and improved the general financial situation. 
The declines were mainly in the industrial stocks in which 
speculation has been active, railway shares being affected in 
minor degree and bonds scarcely at all. In fact, the area of 
serious disturbance was comparatively small, although the sum 
total of transactions made another striking showing of the mag- 
nitude of the New York market, reaching 3,095,000 shares on 
December 21st. Of course the war has made unusual profits r n 
many lines, for it has created an enormous and imperative de- 
mand upon existing means of production. To whatever extent 
capital values have been inflated by over-estimating the dura- 
tion of these earnings, of course a readjustment would have to 
be made, but it is also true that a great many of these com- 
panies have made very substantial additions to their assets 
during the last year and a half. As a general thing the indus- 
trial companies are in very much better condition than they 
were two years ago. This must be taken into account in judg- 
ing the situation. 

At the close of business June 30, 1916, the period cov- 
ered by Superintendent of Banks W. R. Williams' report, the 
aggregate of assets in State banks was $817,744,349, an in- 
crease of more than $88,000,000. On the same date there were 
in State banks individual deposits aggregating $679,306,191, a 
gain of approximately $100,000,000. This increase is more than 
16 times the gain in the preceding year. State banks had an 
aggregate of $494,567,278 in loans and discounts, an increase 
of $23,881,566. The increase in deposits during the year as 
compared with the preceding fiscal year was $27,984,000. There 
was an increase of seven new banks during the year, making a 
total of 460. 

The largest business in local banking was recorded in 

1916, when the Crocker National Bank rolled up a total of $2, 
040,000,000 in business transactions during that period. This 
exceeds the business done by the bank in 1915 by $1,000,000,- 
000. The department items for 1916 are as follows: Deposits 
received, $1,016,000,000; cashiers' checks issued, $67,000,000; 
Eastern and foreign exchange sold, $298,000,000; total checks 
taken to clearing house, $468,000,000; country checks collected, 
$134,000,000; taken to clearing house in gold coin and in gold 
certificates, $57,000,000. Total, $2,040,000,000. The balance 
is made up of certified checks issued and certificates of deposit 

— —The last report of Wells Fargo Nevada Nat'l bank shows 
a striking advance in its deposits, the amount increasing from 
$38,727,692, September 12, 1916, to $44,966,866, December 12th 
following. In the same period loans and discounts increased 
from $23,610,712 to $30,553,020. The total assets of the in- 
stitution increased in the same interim from $58,136,599 to 
$62,911,570, an extraordinarily good showing. 

board room this week. W. H. Moise was elected president to 
succeed Thomas S. Robinson, and William S. Wattles was 
chosen vice-president to succeed William Edwards. Secretary 
William H. Hannon, Treasurer Charles E. Laing, and Chairman 
Joseph L. King were re-elected. 

San Francisco's bank clearings for 1916 broke all rec- 
ords in the history of the city. They reached the total of 
$3,479,862,482.31, as compared with $2,693,688,925.69 for 1915, 
a gain of $786,173,556.62 for the year. Not only is 1916 a rec- 
ord year, but it shows an increase in clearings of nearly 100 per 
cent since 1908, when business locally had been fairly well re- 
adjusted here after the fire. 

Petroleum production broke the record in the United 

States last year, and California ranks second among the States, 
89,000,000 barrels being sold during 1916. Only one other 
State— Oklahoma, with 105,000,000 barrels— exceeded the Cali- 
fornia production. 

Approximately $119,000,000 is the value of the minerals 

produced in California during 1916, according to estimates 
made, this week, by the State Mining Bureau. This is an in- 
crease of $24,000,000 over 1915. The increase is due to copper, 
which has doubled in quantity and increased 60 per cent in 

Fireman's Fund stock has been advancing rapidly since 

the first of the year, and was 367''o bid this week. At this price 
the stock yields 4.35 per cent, from which it may be assumed 
that the regular rate will be considerably increased or a very 
substantial extra declared. 

Herbert Fleishhacker has accepted the reappointment 

to serve another year as a member from the Twelfth district of 
the Federal Reserve Advisory Council. 

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and California Advertiser 


According to the statistics, automobile sales during 1916 ex- 
ceeded 1,600,000 passenger and freight carrying automobiles, 
valued at retail for more than $1,000,000,000. The average for 
the passenger vehicles sold is estimated at $605, and for trucks 

These vehicles were made by more than 400 companies do- 
ing business in various parts of the United States, and were sold 
by 30,000 dealers throughout America and in foreign countries. 
It is estimated that the motor car exports for 1916 will total 
more than $96,000,000 at wholesale, exclusive of parts and ac- 

The foregoing figures, which are regarded as conservative, 
were compiled by Alfred C. Reeves, general manager of the 
National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, which organiza- 
tion is composed of practically all the automobile manufacturers 
in the United States. Reeves is easily the best informed man 
identified with the American automobile industry, and in re- 
viewing the 1916 situation and the prospects for the coming 
year he has the following to say: 

"While the manufacturer has supported in royal fashion the 
new creed of co-operative competition in the matter of stand- 
ardization, simplifying and perfecting motor cars to be offered 
at the lowest possible price, so as to interest the greatest num- 
ber of people, the competition for trade has been of the fiercest 
kind, the path during the past five years being strewn with the 
financial wrecks of more than 400 companies, showing that only 
the strongest in men, methods, materials, money and machinery 
have been able to survive. 

"The available figures compiled by the National Automobile 
Chamber of Commerce show a production for 1916 of 1,525,578 
passenger cars and 92,130 trucks or commercial vehicles — a 
grand total of 1,617,708 vehicles. The passenger cars were 
valued at $921,378,000. while the trucks show $166,650,273, or a 
total of $1,088,028,273, which is the retail price paid for vehi- 
cles by American and foreign buyers. Of this number exports 
for 1916 will amount to 58,000 passenger cars and 20,000 trucks, 
at a total value of $96,662,000, this latter being the wholesale 

"To those who study the situation there is nothing strange 
about the rapid increase in the sale of motor vehicles, although 
it is a source of amazement to many people who have figured 
motor car sales in comparison with the number of people who 
had incomes of $1,500 or more. They overlooked the tremen- 
dous advantage of the motor car to salesmen, contractors and 
others in general business and particularly to farmers, who 
have been the biggest buyers of motor cars during the last few 

"Thus we find a real answer to this automobile trade pros- 

perity in the magic word 'service.' Just as long as the motor 
car can transport the individual or transport freight more rap- 
idly and at lower costs than any other type, of vehicle, just so 
long will this country and the remainder of the world continue 
to use motor cars in increasing numbers. 

"The automobile is now a public utility to be classed with 
street cars, electric lighting and the telephone, and rendering a 
service on a par with those important requirements of civiliza- 

"Just how many motor cars can be used in this country, aside 
from the remainder of the world has been a source of discussion 
in and out of the trade, with estimates so far out of line that 
even the closest students of the industry have given up the 

"No one can really tell. At first we said a million cars. Then 
as cars got better and prices lower we raised the estimate to 
two millions. Then came the wildest kind of estimates and the 
figures put at three millions; but this has been passed, and now 
there are about three and a half million automobiles running 
and registered in the various States, with apparently no de- 
crease in the demand. 

"There are increasing uses for passenger, or so-called pleas- 
ure cars in every part of the country, while trucks are just be- 
ginning to come into their own, with the practical certainty that 
a few years from now great quantities of freight will be moved 
on the highways by motor trucks, which will also act as feeders 
to railroads, making unnecessary the construction of expensive 
so-called 'feeder lines.' Motor vehicles must supplant a big 
part of the 24,000,000 horses now in use in this country. 

"It is most gratifying to leaders of the industry to know that 
their efforts to supply the best in motor cars at prices within the 
reach of millions has been appreciated by an increasing number 
of buyers, very few of whom have a thought of leaving the 
ranks of motor car owners and with others more and more ac- 
knowledging the need they have for power-driven vehicles. 

"Production is ceitain to go on at a stronger rate, and while 
standardized to a marked degree in many parts, there will al- 
ways be a great variety of designs in motor chassis and bodies 
and a large number of companies supplying them. It is fair to 
assume, however, that with the keen competition only standard 
products of established and well managed companies can be 
expected to survive in this business, now so firmly established 
and so generally recognized as one of the giants of industrial 

* # * 

State Association Forms Good Roads Bureau 

With the idea of enlarging its sphere of usefulness to the 
widest extent, the California State Automobile Association has 
established a good roads bureau. This subsidiary body will 
enter into active and free co-operation with good roads boost- 
ers all over the State wha believe that State-wide development 
is dependent upon a network of good roads open for use all 
the year round for the tourist and the rancher whose income 
depends to no little extent upon his ability to market his crops 
when the price is right rather than when road conditions per- 

• » » 

National Auto Chamber of Commerce to Meet 

The annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of the 
United States is to be held January 31, February 1 and 2, in 


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Washington, D. C, at which time the foremost American busi- 
ness men, representing the membership of the Chamber, are 
expected to be present. The railroad situation, both as to 
labor and freight congestion, is to be considered, as will be 

national defense and conditions after the war. 

* * * 

Hugh Chalmers Retires as Head of Athletic Club 

Hugh Chalmers, president of the Chalmers Motor Co., De- 
troit, and also of the Detroit Athletic Club, was given an elabo- 
rate banquet last week, upon his retirement from the D. A. C. 
presidency, which he has held for four years, since its organiza- 
tion. He was presented with a silver tray, engraved with the 
names of the directors. Entertainment was furnished by repre- 
sentatives of various theatrical companies now playing Detroit, 
including the Ziegfeld Follies. 

* * * 

Overland Convention Nets $175,000,000 

Final consolidation of statistics of the big Overland conven- 
tion at Toledo which lasted three weeks and came to a reluctant 
end December 22d, indicate that the net effect of the affair was 
the closing of contracts for no less than 205,750 cars, having a 
cash value of $175,000,000. During the term of the convention 
the Willys-Overland Company received the signatures of 8,600 
delegates, showed 7,446 visitors through the huge plant and 
made 5,080 demonstrations of the new model. Four hundred 
and twenty-three Pullman cars were required to bring the dele- 

* * * 

Twenty Million Tires May be Akron Record for 1917 

More than 11,522,650 tires will mark the total production 
from Akvon for 1916. Business for the year, gauged by the out- 
put of the past eleven months, will amount to $203,100,000, an 
increase of 65 per cent over the preceding year. Some idea of 
the vastness of the industry may be had from the fact that 158,- 
315 freight cars are necessary to carry the year's production to 
the various destinations. The city, which in 1910 had a popu- 
lation of only 69,000, now lias 51,150 people employed in rubber 
manufacture. Floor space covering eighty-eight acres and 
machinery costing more than $2,500,000 have been added in 
1916, and 12,500,000 square feet of floor space are now de- 
voted to the rubber industry. The present capacity allows a 
daily output of 54,000 tires— 19,837,750 for twelve months. This 
is approximately equal to existing demand, and it is a safe pre- 
diction to state that Akron will manufacture more than 20,000,- 
000 tires in 1917. 

Empire '17 Announcement Includes Many Types 

With the show season now at hand, the buying public has op- 
portunity to study the automobile manufacturers' latest products 
— the cars that will be offered during the coming selling sea- 
son. Announcement of changes in models for 1917 has been 
withheld by the Empire .Automobile Company until the show 
season. Advance information shows an attractive line consist- 
ing of five body types on four and six cylinder chassis. These 
models include touring cars, sedan, four passenger roadster and 

Many Foreign Countries Sell Jefferys 

According to J. A. Rose, manager of export sales for the 
Nash Motors Company, the export sales of Jeffery cars and 
trucks have increased 80 per cent in the last year, and at pres- 
ent the Nash Motors Company has direct dealers in twenty- 
seven foreign countries. 

» * * 

Chalmers Lowers Buffalo-Rochester Record 

A new record, for the run from Buffalo to Rochester, has just 
been made by a Chalmeis car. This run is one over which 
many disputes have occurred recently. The distance is 79.2 
miles over rough roads. A Chalmers Six-30 stock car covered 
the distance in one hour and 23 minutes. This time is 23 min- 
utes faster than the best previous time. A J. Stuart and A. E. 
Higgins, members of the Mason B. Hatch Company, of Buf- 
falo, dealers in Chalmers cars, accomplished this feat recently 
and hung up the new recond, which it is said is one that will be 
hard to beat. The car which they sent over this course was 
one which had been driven over 8,000 miles. It was fully 
equipped, and in every sense of the word a strictly stock car. 

Corporation Head Banquets Elgin Builders 

To celebrate the prosperity enjoyed by the Elgin Motor Car 
Corporation of Chicago, during the past year, C. S. Rieman, 
general manager of the company, gave all employees of the or- 
ganization a sumptuous New Year's eve banquet. About 350 
guests in all were present. Ai eight o'clock the gay throng en- 
tered the feast hall, which contained long tables arranged to 

form a huge letter "E." 

* * * 

Ship Autos in Race Horse Cars 

The freight car shortage, which has reached an acute state in 
all parts of the country, is particularly harassing to the automo- 
bile manufacturers of Detroit. The situation has so persistently 
delayed deliveries that traffic managers are resorting to all sorts 
of schemes to get their shipments under way. Charles J. Shaar, 
traffic manager of the Packard Motor Car Company, has made 
special arrangement with customs officials of Canada to permit 
him to make shipments of Packard cars from Windsor, Ont, 
directly across the Detroit River from the Motor City. Shaar 
also has rented twenty-six freight cars that are used in summer 
for carrying race horses. These cars, being privately owned, 
can be used only for private shipments, and are returned to the 
factoy as soon as unloaded at destinations. 

Going to Travel? 

Telephone Sutter 6300 for a 
Southern Pacific Passenger Agent 

He will call on you— 

Inform you as to Fares, 
Routes and Stopovers- 
Procure and deliver your 
Railroad and Pullman 

And arrange for Checking 
your Baggage— 

We maintain our offices for the ac- 
commodation and convenience of the 

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The Htbernia Savings and Loan Society. 
For the half year endinp: Di-c^mbcr ?,\, l*»lt>, a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of tour <l) per cent per annum on all deposits, payable 
on ami after Tuesday, January 2d, 1917. Dividends not drawn will be 
added to depositors' accounts, become a part thereof, and will earn divi- 
dend from January 1, 1917. Deposits made on or before January 10, 1!*17, 
will draw interest from January 1, 1!>17. 

R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 
Office— Corner Market. McAllister and Jones streets. 

January 13, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


One Hundred Pathfinder Twelves for Czar 

One hundred twelve cylinder, seven passenger Pathfinder 
touring cars are reported purchased a few days ago for imme- 
diate shipment to Moscow, Russia. The Pathfinder Company 
is working day and night getting this tremendous order out, 
which is said to be the largest single shipment of pleasure cars 
to a foreign country, ready for delivery. The cars are being 
packed in weather proof boxes, lined both inside and out with 
special tar paper. The mammoth shipment, consisting of two 
trains of twenty-five freight cars each, will go via the Canadian 
■Pacific Railroad to Vancouver, B. C, where space has been re- 
served, and is now being held in steamships for Vladivostok, 
Russia. From this point the cars will be carried by train over 
the Great Siberian railroad, 5,000 miles, to Moscow. 

* * * 

Ton-Mile Cost Key to Road Type Needed 

What it costs to move a ton a mile is the true answer in se- 
lecting the type of road necessary to meet the service needs of 
a main artery of communication, according to Chairman George 
C. Diehl of the American Automobile Association's good roads 

"In order to arrive at the ton-mile cost," says Diehl, "it is es- 
sential, first, to have the total cost of construction and mainte- 
nance; next, to have the amount of traffic tonnage. The first 
cost must be the result of a properly kept system of records, 
and the total cost of maintenance and construction must equal 
the total outlay made by the highway department, as this is the 
only method possible to avoid omission of important items. The 
amount of traffic must be obtained by traffic census. This 
should be divided between passenger and commercial vehicles, 
and also between motor-driven and horse-drawn vehicles." 

* * * 

Suggests Regulation of Pedestrians, too 

If pedestrians could be under as complete a control as that 
governing the vehicle traffic, street accidents would be, if not 
eliminated, at .least greatly reduced. If the walking element 
of the traffic could be kept in its proper place, at the right time, 
the big problem of regulation would be solved, said H. M. 
Rowe, president of the American Automobile Association, at 
the recent Safety First convention at Baltimore. He added 
that vehicles, particularly automobiles, are so regulated by law 
that any further attempt in that direction would not help mat- 
ters, while the pedestrian, the other important element in traffic, 
has not been regulated at all. 

Perrin Ford Headlight Regulator. 

New Headlight Regulator for Ford Owners 

A satisfactory solution of the Ford headlight problem is now 
said to be supplied by the Perrin Ford Headlight Regulator. 
When a Perrin equipped car slows down, it is claimed, the en- 
tire available current automatically goes to the right hand 
lamp, concentrating all the light just where it is needed. 

* « » 

A First-Class Garage 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Fairell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 

Chandler Company Increases Employees' Pay 

An increase of 10 per cent in wages to all its employees has 
juot been announced by the Chandler Motor Car Company, 
Cleveland, 0. This increase became effective with the New 
Year. In addition to this the company on July 20, 1917, will 
pay to the men employed on an hourly wage basis who are on 
the company's payroll July 1st a 10 per cent bonus on the en- 
tire wages paid to them by the company during the year of 
July 1, 1916, to June 30, 1917. To employees who have been 
with the company the full year, this bonus means about five 
weeks' extra pay. 

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750 Bush Street 
Phone Garfield 713 

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Phone Douglas 2120 

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Tips to Automobi lists 

The Newe Letter recommends the following garagea, hotel! and supply 
houses. Tourists will do wall to cut thla list out and keep It aa a Quids: 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE— just opened. Tha only strictly first- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Clrcla. 

PALO ALTO.— PALO ALTO GARAGE. 443 Emmeraon St., Tel.. P. A 
3SS. Auto livery at all hours. Tires and sundries In stock. Gasoline, oil 
repairing:, lathework. vulcanizing 0*.# day and night. 


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San Francisco News Letter 

January 13, 1917 


Mrs. Vanderbilt Under German Shell-Fire. 

We all — that is, our party and such of the boys as had not 
gone off on night duty — went to bed about eleven o'clock. Just 
before saying good-night, Mr. Andrew turned to me and re- 
marked : "You had better show me which is your room, in cr;se 
anything happens during the night." I returned, laughingly: 
"All right, but I don't think anything will happen. It will 
probably turn out that neither the Germans nor the French will 
fire a shell all night." I was so exhausted that I went to sleep 
without even unpacking my bag excepting for the real neces- 

About twelve-thirty I woke up with a start and felt as if the 
whole house was coming down on my head. I reached fo>- a 
light, but without success. I did not seem to be thinking at all, 
and the idea that a bombardment was going on, or even that it 
was the explosion of a shell which had waked me up, did not 
at the first moment occur to me. But explosion followed ex- 
plosion with great rapidity, and as the whistle of one shell died 
away the shrill shriek of another was audible. I knew at last 
that I was in for a real bombardment. I do not think I had 
much sense of fear, but I instinctively made myself as small as 
I could in my bed, and with each explosion wondered if the 
next shell might not land in my room. 

I must confess that I was greatly relieved when some one 
knocked on my door and I heard Mr. Andrew's voice saying: 
"Mrs. Vanderbilt, you must hurry up and come down in the 
cellar." I reached in the dark for my dressing gown and opened 
the door. Mr. Andrew was standing there in his stocking feet 
with a great-coat thrown ever his pajamas and a candle in his 
hand. I did not think of my own appearance at that time, btst 
a little later I realized that my hair was streaming down my 
back and that I had no stockings on. But three or four shells, 
some seemingly very near, exploded simultaneously, and, hardly 
saying a word, Mr. Andrew hurried me down to the cellar. 

All the boys, Madame Marin, and a constantly increasing 
number of French soldiers, who rushed in from houses where 
there were no cellars, had already assembled there. It was very 
dark and cold, and we all sat together without talking much ex- 
cept to count the explosions and to watch through a cellar win- 
dow a house which had been set on fire by a shell. Then when 
the bombardment slackened somewhat we went outside, but 
not far from the cellar door as long as the shells continued to 
arrive. However, they stopped as suddenly, as unreasonably, 
as they had begun, and I went back to bed and almost imme- 
diately to sleep, for the ordinary silence of the night seemed 
very soothing. — Harper's Magazine for January. 
* * * 

"Lovers' Knots." 

It is a rare pleasure to take up a collection of short stories 
written with charm, unobtrusive humor, and knowledge of the 
craft, without depending on the mechanical tricks of dubious 
value that seem too often to be regarded as the "sine qua non" 
of the modern short story. "Lovers' Knots," by Elizabeth Jor- 
dan, recently published by the Harpers, is a collection of short 
stories in which "punch" and other crude devices of contem- 
porary fiction are absent. The stories depend for their interest 
on their ingenuity, simplicity, a quiet but thoroughly delicious 
vein of humor, and the sympathy which a well-told love story 
always compels. We are taken into the society of people of 
lefinement, people with whom we should delight to associate 
in real life. Few writers can look into the soul of the well-bred 
young girl with the same clear vision as Miss Jordan. This was 
shown in her May Iverson stories. She depicts the American 
girl — fun-loving, loyal, brave, tender, not too sentimental, gen- 
erous in her affections, and with a clear intuition for appraising 
character values both in men and in women. 

Harper & Brothers, New York. 


Here is an announcement that will bring cheer to the readers 
of plays, now rather chilled and saddened by the recent down- 

pour of dramas from harsh and gloomy lands of snow and ice: 
"Jacinto Benavente, universally acknowledged in Spain as the 
dramatic leader of this day of the rejuvenation of the drama 
there, is at last to be introduced to the American public 
through the publication of a volume of four of his most rep- 
resentative plays. The translation is being prepared by John 
Garrett Underhill, representative of the United States and 
Canada of the Sociedad de Autores Espanoles. These plays 
are "The Husband of His Widow," a brilliant and amusing 
comedy of manners. "La Malquerida" (an ill-love), a splendid 
peasant tragedy. "The Evil Doers of Good," a piercing satiri-, 
cal revelation of the hypocrisy of the attitude of "Society," and 
"The Bonds of Interest," a charming Moliersque comedy upon 
humanity in general. 

In Spain the enthusiasm for Benavente is tremendous, ai:d 
his enormous production of seventy-five dramas besides other 
volumes of table talk and essays has steadily increased it. 

Scribner's Sons, New York. 

* * * 

Elsie de Wolfe is not only the most famous woman interior 
decorator in America but one of the most successful writers 
about interior decoration. "The House in Good Taste," the 
story of her own experiences and discoveries in this new and 
ever-growing profession, has just passed into a sixth edition. 

Published by Century Company. 

* * * 

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was one of the most modest of men; 
from simple beginnings he became one of the world's great 
sculptors. His friend, Maitland Armstrong, the well-known 
artist, gives his "Recollections of Saint-Gaudens" in the Janu- 
ary Scribner. There are anecdotes of Saint-Gaudens's old 
Paris studio days, where many famous men in the art world 
met together, and a pleasing impression of the sculptor's de- 
lightful personality. 

* * * 

Mr. P. A. Vaile seems to deserve this designation, given an- 
other writer because of his versatility. For he is not only a 
recognized authority on one world-wide popular sport, as his 
"Modern Tennis" work proves — he has also written a golf book, 
that shows him an expert on the other world-wide game. He is 
a New Zealander, and the author of an appeal to his country- 
men entitled "Wake Up, England!" 

Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York. 

Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 










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through some of the prettiest 

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Reserve Liability of 

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J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

3-11 BRANCHES and AGENCIES in the Australian States. New Zealand. 
Fiji, Papua, (New Guinea), and London. The Bank transacts every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
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, Paid-up Capital $15,000,000 

,,„" .mi, r „.i P M e , s „'™H Reserve Fund 13,500,000 

JOHN AIRD General Manager I . _ -.rn «„„*,„„ 

H. V. F. JONES Assistant General Manager 1 Aggregate Resource 250,000,000 

London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 

New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 

Branches in all parts of Canada, including Yukon Territory 

and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 


Bruce Heathcote, Manager 

A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 

The Anglo & London Paris National Bank 


-- -. Capital Stock $1,000,000.00 
Surplus nml Un- 
divided Profits 1,996,224.64 

IX'P'isits 55, 180.713. ]•_• 

Issues Letters of Credit 
and Travelers Checks 
available In all parts of 
the world. Buys and sells 
Foreign Exchange. 

Finances Exports and 


Members of the San 

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^ German Savings & Loan Society 



Incorporated 1868 


526 California Street 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Fran 
The following Brain-lies for Receipt and Payment of Deposits only: 

MISSION BRANCH, S. E. Corner Mission and 21st Streets 
RICHMOND DIST. BRANCH, S.W. Cor. Clement and 7th Ave. 
HAIGHT ST. BRANCH, S. W. Cor. Haight and Belvedere 

DECEMBER 30. 1916 

Assets $66,633,735.94 

Deposits 63.499.332.39 

Reserve and Contingent Funos 2,134.403.55 

Employees' Pension Fund 235,045.38 

Number of Depositors 69,024 

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12 o'clock M. and Saturday evenings from 6 o'clock P. M. to 8 o'clock P. M. 
for receipt of deposits only. 

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Paper toi itlonery. "Made » little better than 

seems n The typewriter papers are sold in at ad dur- 

ffltalntng five hundred! perfect sheets, plain or marginal ruled. 
The manuscript covers are sold in similar boxes containing one hundred 

Older through yDUT printer or stationer, or. if so desired, we will send 
v sample book showing the entire line. 


Established 1855 

The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 




The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Mgr. Frederick S. Dick, Asst. Mgr. 




Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $11,326,205 


The Home Insurance Company 

Organized 1853 Cash Capital, $6,000,000 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners any- 
w> -re in United States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss by 
fir.-. Automobile insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental income by fire. 

ROFF & SHEAHAN, General Agents 
333 California Street. 

City Index and Purchasers' Guide 


Or. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street; 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
bank Bldg., S30 Market St. Tel. Kearny 3578. 

Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St. 
cijeo. Cal. Phone Douglas 601. 

above Bush, 

All legal 
San Fran- 


Samuel M. Shortridge, Attorney-at-Law, Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Sutter 36. 

Ocean Shore Railroad Company 
Location of principal place of business, San Francisco. California. 
Notice is hereby given that, at a meeting of the Beard of Dll 

h< ! i on the 16th day of November. 1916. an assessment of Three Dollan 
is: .mi per share was levied upon the capital stock of tin- corporation, pay- 
able Immediately, in United States gold ■■■ 

[Eleventh Street San Francisco. California. 
Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on Friday, 
^lay of January, 1917, will be delinquent and advertised for sale 
iHc auction, and unless payment is made before, will be sold on 
Friday, the I6tb -lay of February, 1917 -<t the hour of \o o'clock a. m. of 
said day, to pas the delinquent assessment, together with costs of adver- 

of Board of 1 'in • ■ 

J. w.citnsBY. Secretary. 

< >th- i Tnia, 


BESSIE WHITE, Plaintiff n STEPHEN JOHN WHITE. I '.f-ndant. 

' ■ - 

mplnlnt filed in the office 

Attorns Miff. 



complaint in 


, of this summons — 
r within thirty days if served 

- above 


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M*ror*rs— N>w Tork Stock Ei Tork Cotton Eir-hange. 

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advantage of being available for service 
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F. E. Booth Company 

{Formerly Monterey Packing Co.) 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Winter Sports 
at Truckee 

Annual Fiesta of the Snows more 
popular than ever. 

Alaska Dog Teams 
Novel amusement and keen out-of- 
door recreation. 

Spend a day or two in California's 
"Arctic Region," in the high Sierras 
and enjoy these exhilarating sports. 
Only a night's ride from San Fran- 

Round-trip Excursion tickets, with 8- 
day return limit, on sale every Mon- 
day and Wednesday during the sea- 

Greater reduction for tickets sold 
Fridays and Saturdays, with return 
limit following Tuesday. 
Comfortable rooms and good meals 
at reasonable prices at Southern 
Pacific Hotel. 


Southern Pacific 

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80% of the Entries and Winners in the 

Vanderbilt and Grand Prix 
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Marathon Tires are built to meet the de- 
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They appeal to that growing class of motor- 
ists who realize the economy of paying just 
a little more in order to get something 
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NO. 3. 

TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Frederick 
Marriott, 259 Minna Street, near Fourth, San Francisco, Cal. Telephone Kearny 3594 
Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-Office as second-class mail matter. 

London Office— -George Street & Company, 30 Cornhill, E. C, England. 

Matter intended for publication in the current number of the SAN FRANCISCO 
office not later than 5 p. m. Wednesday. 

Subscription Rates (including postage)—! year, $5; 6 months, $2.75. Foreign: 1 
year $7.50; 6 months $4.00. Canada: I year $6.25; 6 months $3.25. 

Here's hoping that Buffalo Bill finds his new hunting 

grounds a happy place. 

Speculating on when peace is to come is safer but less 

exciting than speculating in war brides. 

Lawson may be a bear when it comes to dealing in stocks 

— but he is all "bull" in making accusations. 

"Neutrality is hard," says the King of Norway. Right, 

your majesty; but it has war beaten off the map. 

Suggestion for official report on the wreck of the Milwau- 
kee: "We lost the cruiser, but we saved the crew, sir." 

Humane treatment of prisoners has made San Quentin 

so popular a resort that eight hundred new cells are needed. 

A $2,500,000 company has been formed to produce 

Frohman plays in the movies. What a piker Bill Shakespeare 

If all the regulation bills proposed by the present legis- 
lature are passed, one-half of us will be kept busy spying on the 
other half. 

One of the students at a local medical college complains 

that somebody broke into his locker and stole a skull. What a 
bonehead trick! 

Automobiling is to be taught at the University of Cali- 
fornia. A digest of the law of mortgages should be an accom- 
panying course. 

The shipyards of the United States built more than one 

thousand ships in 1916. At that, they are barely keeping ahead 
ot the submarines. 

Woman named Blank has been granted a divorce. One 

cannot resist the temptation to say that she drew a blank in the 
matrimonial lottery. 

Critics call San Francisco an immoral town; but atten- 
tion is called to the fact that there is not business enough to 
keep up a night court. 

Old Croesus may have been rich for his time; but he 

would be watching the big show from the gallery in these days 
of munition millionaires. 

Senator Johnson will find himself a small frog in the 

Washington puddle compared with what Governor Johnson was 
in the California puddle. 

The local press tells us that the government is deter- 
mined to uncover the supplies of illicit drugs in this city. That 
has an old, familiar ring. 

-Money is being spent like water in the cabarets and 

other amusement places of New York; but for something much 
more exhilarating than water. 

Merely a reprimand was given by one of our police 

judges to a speeding chauffeur named Anderfine. Jail and er 
fine would have been the proper sentence. 

The principle on which State legislatures seem to work 

is, The more laws there are made, the more will be broken; 
and the more broken, the more work for lawyers. 

It may be wicked to wish that Harry Thaw had carved 

a little deeper. But more vigor on his part would have saved 
the public the prospect of a nasty and sordid trial. 

More than twenty per cent of the students at the Univer- 
sity of California are self-supporting. They are of the sort 
that will be self-supporting after they leave college. 

Germany declares that the Allies' peace note is an out- 
rage. But the Allies bear them to it weeks ago by saying the 
same and worse things of the Berlin olive branch offer. 

Newspaper headline says that the California Bankers' 

Association wants a statute "making burglary with explosives 
more severe." Safe-crackers will oppose that; too much noise. 

Preachers have been sleuthing around the uptown tender- 
loin gathering evidence of vice conditions. From their reports 
they were pleasantly shocked and thrilled by their experiences. 

San Francisco "knows how" to build a tunnel through 

Twin Peaks; but the matter of providing transportation through 
it seems to be a little too much for our municipal car line ex- 

The wine-growers and brewers, in cutting loose from the 

saloons, show themselves to be the true friends of temperance. 
Of course the prohibitionists cannot comprehend this — nor any- 
thing else sensible. 

A project is on foot to have a Native Daughter sing 

"I Love You, California" at President Wilson's inaugural. 
Seems to us. in view of th~ vote that he got here, the President 
-hould be the one to sing it. 

Los Angeles Senator wants a bill passed prohibiting 

legislators putting relativ.-s on the State pay roll. Probably 
hasn't any himself; or mavbe has a whole swarm, and wants 
the law to protect him from their clamor. 

Germany threatens to start a war drive in the spring that 

will make the present operations look like child's play. At the 
rate all the belligerents have been losing men, there will soon 
De left nothing but children to play the game anyway. 


A Greater. 
San Francisco. 

So far only a few snarls have de- 
veloped in the present plan in the 
legislature to consolidate San Ma- 
teo towns with San Francisco, a:'d 
thus make the cap of the peninsula one big city. Naturally, 
the San Mateans in the several towns are determined that any 
new Constitutional law passed in the legislature for framing the 
consolidation shall specifically impose that full protection in 
local government shall be guaranteed. Representative senators 
and assemblymen in both counties are now working on the de- 
tails of the enabling act. Los Angeles and Oakland are big, 
broad and considerate enough not to use any blocking maneu- 
vers in the legislature to kill the passage of the bill. Both cities 
have hedged themselves with contitutional amendments which 
are recognized as protecting all their claimed present rights 
within their 'iwn extensive counties. The consolidation will 
mean an addition of some 40,000 population to the Greater San 
Francisco, and an increase in land area of 447 square miles, 
and a bay shore which eventually will be used advantageously 
for extending the shipping facilities of the larger city. With 
the passage of the enabling act the Greater San Francisco em- 
barks on a new period of its remarkable history. It is to be 
hoped that those legislators who 
are drafting the new constitu- 
tional amendment will make it 
decision proof, if presented to 
the courts. 

Crusade Against Local "Vice." 
Another epidemic of tender- 
loin vice is circling the bay cit- 
ies according to reports from 
those centers. San Francisco and 
Oakland are naturally charged 
with being the flagrant offenders 
by representatives of their re- 
spective Protestant clergymen. 
After gathering a miscellaneous 
lot of data on tenderloin doings, 
practices and "shameless" sin, 
the clergymen endeavored to en- 
list 100 highly respectable busi- 
ness men in a campaign to rout 
old Satan's forces, but the busi- 
ness men flatly refused to join the 
crusade. Behind their refusal 
were the familiar considerations 
that the clergymen are impracti- 
cable, unsophisticated and ignor- 
ant of the complexities of the 
Magdalen problem. One minis- 
ter, in relating his experience with 

fall" of one of his own parishioners, "a beautiful young wo- 
man." If a minister cannot influence or protect his own flock, 
hedged in with every care, he is hardly qualified to lead a cru- 
sade against barricaded, protected and well organized "vice." 
The morals of a city are no better than those of the collective 
residents, and San Francisco is what it is in so-called vice be- 
cause the majority of the voters are satisfied to drift along 
with present conditions. Organized vice knows this, and 
knows that it must not exhibit too much hilarity and thus 
arouse public resentment. Public officials vigilantly watch the 
barometer of public opinion on vice and act accordingly. With- 
out the backing of the public, the crusade against vice by th>' 
Rev. Paul Smith and Rev. John Wilson will make little head- 
way, except as "hot vice stuff" for the daily papers. 

The cost of crime is rising with the 
Cost of Crime Rising. high cost of living and the problem 

of handling more convicts is facing 
Warden Johnson of San Quentin. Eight hundred new cells are 
needed, at a cost of $200,000, the balance of the $1,000,000 ap- 
propriation going for convict board and clothes. Crime i" 
classed with luxuries, these days, and as most taxpayers regard 
it as an inevitable daily companion through life, they contrib- 

ute the necessary funds and listlessly let the warden and his 
aids do what they think best; all of which squares with ancient 
precepts and methods. Recent attempts of progressive war- 
dens throughout the country to entertain their inmates with 
baseball, high diving and grand opera have failed to check the 
rising tide of crime. What, in the name of Salon of Greece, do 
these well favored criminals want in order to transform their 
mentality into a better balanced condition regarding meum ana 
ruum? By and large there seems to be a settled conviction that 
crime is and always will be with us. This idea is supported by 
the plump matron with girlish and romantic ideas who insists 
on bringing garish bouquets to the cells of notorious criminals. 
She is everlasting, is always on her job, and per consequence 
leads to the inference that crime will always be, so that she 
may bloom in its influence. 

White Slave Act 
Holds Culprits. 

'vice," told the story of "the 

The decision of the United States 
Supreme Court at Washington up- 
holding the conviction of F. D. 
Caminetti and Maury I. Diggs, un- 
c'er the Mann white slave act, puts a clamp on all such notori- 
ous escapades as those involved in this case. The judgment sets 

forth that prosecution under the 
law for transporting women is 
not limited to commercialized 
vice and includes personal im- 
moral escapades. This last point 
has been urged and demanded by 
many women's clubs and organi- 
zations throughout the country. 
Their insistent slogan is "Curb 
all immorality, commercialized 
or not." Some jurists claim that 
the decision paves an opening 
for clever blackmailers : others 
insist that Congress can easily 
close such door by properly regu- 
lating the transportation of trav- 

Both men were prominent so- 
cially and in their respective 
callings. According to this rul- 
ing of the court, both men must 
deliver themselves into custody 
at once. Caminetti was sentenced 
to eighteen months in the peni- 
tentiary and to pay a fine of 
$1,500; Diggs to two years and a 
fine of $2,000. After their noto- 
rious escapade, Mrs. Diggs ob- 
tained a divorce. Later Diggs 
married the girl who joined him 
en the perilous adventure from Sacramento to Reno, Nevada. 
The act and the decision is indicative of the strong efforts be- 
ing made by women's clubs and organizations throughout the 
country to curb the license of vice. 


The Randall advertising bill now 
Regulating Advertising, on the files of Congress, is bent on 

withholding from the mails any 
publication or printed matter advertising intoxicating liquors 
for sale. The passage of such a bill would pave the way for 
others of like character. Losers in Wall street could as well 
protest to Congress that the mails should not carry periodicals 
carrying the usual lists of bonds and stocks on the plea that 
they were in the same class with lottery lists. Tobacco, under- 
wear and shoes might as v/ell be listed for the same guillotine, 
under the pressure of a collection of insistent cranks. The press 
of this country has hitherto possessed certain recognized con- 
stitutional guarantees. These should not be sacrificed by the 
pleas of cranks ranting to serve their own selfish purposes. Their 
laid against what they call the evil, Alcohol, is only an entering 
wedge. Once a crank, always a crank. Should they bury Al- 
cohol, their next campaign might be against modern attire, 
dancing, sex hygiene, sleeping in the moonlight every night. 
The last idea is the best, providing they use the proper amount 
of somnolent essence. 

lop playing" 

— Exchange 

January 20, 1917. 

and California Advertiser 

'- TOWN 

after. I am getting on in years, and a little son or daughter 

would " "Get married!" advised the busy medico, shortly. 

And, as he afterwards pointed out to an infuriated hubby, how 
was he to know that she was a married woman? 

Aha! The State legislature, in shaking bills for results 

in progressive California, has given the yodel egg trust a jolt 
by introducing a measure which provides that no foodstuffs of 
a perishable nature shall be held in cold storage for more than 
ninety days. The eggs will be humanely chloroformed, sten- 
cilled with the date of their introduction in the detention ice 
palace, given a tender turn over occasionally to insure that they 
are still alive, and at the end of 90 days shunted into the open 
market place, where desperate and famished citizens will battle 
for their chilled lives. Life is "some" battle these days, and 
extends outside the belligerent trenches and across the Atlan- 
tic. Any determined man of insidious influence with the U. S. 
sub-treasury ought to be able to overtake and put into slavery 
an egg just emerging from a 90 day sleep. If he cannot afford 
to eat it, he can certainly wear it as a charm on his watch chain 
to indicate his superior standing in the local financial com- 
munity. The new bill is a good one, egg fruitful, providing it 
does not develop too many plutocrats wearing crystal egg fobs. 

"Bootlegging" is having a merry time in Oregon, and the 

modern freebooters are resorting to all kinds of ingenious tricks 
to land their goods in proper santuary across the football line 
of the State. A new and pernicious angle was given, this week, 
when a member of the crew of the steamer F. A. Kilbourn at- 
tempted to beat the game by hiding 1,400 quarts of caged 
whisky under the floor of the pilot house, an ideal hiding place, 
for who was more competent than the pilot to guide the stuff 
into port? Chief Engineer Mooney was suspected, and being 
bashful in the face of the welcoming officers, ducked and dis- 
appeared. At the rate smuggling of liquor into Oregon is going 
on by land and sea, the defenses of the States must be filled full 
of holes. Paying the piper in the shape of paying revenue of- 
ficers is the extra exaction forced from Oregon because her 
border touches a wet State. That is why she is losing sleep 
striving to extend the dry territory over California. 

The wild duck problem threatens to expand into the 

dimensions of a new "peace" debancle. State Senator Slater 
of Santa Rosa, chairman of the game commission, is a bon vi- 
vant when it comes to estimating the gustatory refinements of 
a rice fed canvasback duck. Feeding thus for several seasons 
past, he has arrived at a gourmet's viewpoint that a rice fed 
duck is one of heaven's two special blessings. Hence his blank 
amazement when a committee representing the new rice growers 
in the Sacramento Valley appeared before him and urged that 
the ducks in that territory be slaughtered as soon as possible, 
because they were eating up the new rice fields. Slater now 
feels he is teetering between the devil and the deep sea. He has 
figured out that his only salvation is to preserve as many of the 
birds in cold storage as long as possible, and after that to tap 
the wild celery fields of Southern California for the kind of 
canvasbacks he loves best. 

San Francisco is trying to give away its bears. Not the 

kind that Allan Kelly trapped and presented to Golden Gate 
Park, some years ago, buc the six rugged plaster statues that 
disfigure the Civic Center and frighten the kids in that locality 
off their playing ground. These machine-made bears would 
not bite any well behaved urchin, but a hunk of plaster of Paris 
might fall off their jaw and drop on some quiet kid standing 
near. Only the bibulous, who have rested against their chunky 
sides on a lap home, will miss the lumpy flanks. They have 
been an eye sore to the civic square since their wretched pro- 
portions were boosted on their pediments. May the Devil take 
them. In his inferno the bears will help to inspire the inmates 
with the fact that there's a lot of so-called art on the streets of 
San Francisco that should be junked — and junked hard. 

The lady fretfully complained that what depressed her 

was not so much that tired feeling, but a lack of interest in 
things in general. "I feel there would be something to occupy 
my mind," she peeved, "if I had a dear little infant to look 

As Regards the Rich 

By Arnold Bennett. 

Who is the rich man? The man who does not sooner or later 
spend a large part of his income is regarded as either a fool or 
queer in the head. He is not primarily regarded as a rich man. 
And, in fact, nearly all rich men recognize the obligation to 
prove that they are rich by spending money — in other words, by 
exchanging their so-called riches for something else. This 
state of affairs shows that in truth great financial resources are 
not generally held to make a rich man — they are only the key to 
being rich. That man may be said to be rich who has the means 
to get whatever he wants, and who gets it. 

The nuisance for the man who has acquired great financial 
resources usually is that he doesn't know what he wants. Pos- 
sessing the resources and feeling the moral necessity to have 
recourse to them, he looks about for something to want, and he 
selects the most costly thing. The acquisition of this most 
costly thing always involves, in practice, the separation of the 
rich man from society. Thus he will acquire a large estate, or 
several large estates, and cut himself off from the world by 
gates, doors, miles of drive, lodgekeepers, menials and secre- 
taries. Or he will acquire a two thousand ton yacht and cross 
the Atlantic privately, though less quickly, comfortably and 
even less privately, than on a great liner. Or he will keep a 
private orchestra, instead of being seen at concerts. All which, 
though magnificent, is anti-social and silly, and is secretly felt 
to be so by the rich man when he happens to wake up in the 
middle of the night and can't go to sleep again. 

An attitude of mind, however, will not in itself constitute 
riches. To be rich is to possess the world, and nobody can do 
this without knowledge and experience and sympathy. You 
may own a great picture, but you will not possess it until you 
can appreciate it, and you will not appreciate it until you have 
acquired knowledge and have knocked about among pictures 

As to pictures, so with everything else — be it in the realm of 
art or in the realm of nature. To own without possessing is to be 
a mere figure of ridicule. And to look without seeing ought to 
be a humiliation. None can possess the world at all points, but 
all can possess it intimately at one point, and all who are really 
very rich manage to touch existence sympathetically and com- 
prehendingly at many points. 

In fine, it may be laid down that he who gives all the time to 
getting money has no time left for getting rich; while he who 
neglects to get money will probably, before he dies, discover 
that money is one of the means to riches and should accord- 
ingly be treated with due respect. 


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social growth is covered in interesting form. Victor H. Metcalf , 
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San Francisco News Letter 

January 20, 1917. 

Poker Promptness. 

That the card playing set in society exchanges goodly sums 
of money is not given out as a scoop story. But here is a tale 
of some of the poker playing ladies which has not yet found its 
way into print. 

The other day a cozy little game was enjoyed by a coterie of 
friends who meet once a week to chase the little imps of luck 
across the green. On this particular occasion the game was 
pulled off in the home of a Hillsborough matron. On her re- 
turn to town, one of the players stopped at the Pacific Union 
Club to pick up her spouse and drive him home in the car. He 
was accompanied by several clubmates, and after the usual ex- 
change of greetings, husband asked wife what luck she had had. 

"Rotten," was her succinct, if inelegant reply. "I lost $250." 

"They had me going, too," confessed husband. "I lost $50 

"But the worst of it is mine was cash!" said the lady, sternly, 
eyeing the most guilty member of the contingent. 

And the rumor runs that after the men, including husband, had 
enjoyed a round of laughs, they agreed that when it came to a 
"cash-on-delivery" policy the women had much to teach them. 

© © © 
Mrs. Merrill and Mother-in-Laws. 

An interesting marriage ceremony took place on Wednesday 
of this week at Mrs. John F. Merrill's home in Atherton. Mrs. 
Merrill gave her daughter-in-law away in marriage, a tribute 
to the affection which has always existed between that lady and 
the beautiful young widow of her oldest son. Mrs. Merrill has 
from the first favored the suit of Gilbert Recht, who has been 
devoted to Olive Snider Merrill for many moons, and the wed- 
ding on Wednesday was the culmination of a romance which 
has never had any set-backs from "in-laws." 

About fifteen years ago, when the Tivoli was still pleasing 
the popular fancy with light operas, Olive Snider's name ap- 
peared on the program. She was still in her teens, came of a 
good family, and was ambitious to succeed on the stage rather 
than to make her way socially on the abbreviated income which 
her family had inherited. She rapidly passed in one season 
from small singing parts to important roles, and became a great 
favorite with the public. While the Eastern bee was buzzing 
in her bonnet, along came young Merrill, and so successfully 
pointed out the advantages of matrimony that she gave up a 
stage career. There was a good deal of speculation at the 
time about whether the Merrills would welcome an actress into 
the family, but the public was not left long in the speculative 
mood, for the entire family welcomed her with outstretched 
arms, and through all the vicissitudes of Merrill's life the fam- 
ily door swung wide welcome for his wife and child. After his 
tragic death, Olive Snider Merrill went to live with her mother- 
in-law, and they have been the devoted sort of friends that 
sometimes appear on the horizon to refute the age-old adage 
about mother-in-laws. 

Mrs. Merrill, Sr., has not enjoyed her usual good health this 
year, and many of her manifold civic and charitable duties have 
been shared by her daughter-in-law. Mrs. John Merrill has long 
been one of the leading spirits in the management of the Child- 
ren's Hospital, and through all the recent storms which attended 
its affiliation with the University of California she managed 
to keep her friendship intact with most of the members of the 
warring factions — which was a feat not lightly performed, as 
any one in the "know" will attest. 

© © © 
Daisy Polk Discourages Triflers. 

Society usually finds it as hard to keep a hero — or a heroine — 
from spoiling on its hands as it is to keep cream in a thunder 
storm. Inflation of the egj usually sets in to a degree which 
renders the victim unfit for general association. In contrast to 
ordinary heroes it must be noted that those who have become 
heroes through the war manage to keep their modesty intact, 
and not a man who has returned from the trenches, or ambulance 

or hospital service; not a woman who has nursed the sick and 
wounded, driven ambulances or otherwise dedicated himself to 
service in that awful conflict, has come home with any of the 
usual marks of the hero-on-display. Mary Eyre and Marion 
Crocker, who have just returned from France, refuse to be 
coaxed into a recital of their personal part in the relief work, 
but Lieutenant Paul Verdier, who is here on furlough, gives 
some idea of the work American women are doing over there. 

Lieutenant Verdier says that the sensation seekers looking 
for some new adventure were soon weeded out by the hardships 
that had to be endured in every line of service, and those who 
have stood the test of endurance have had their spirits tem- 
pered to a fine white heat that glows above the fires which light 
the average woman's soul. 

That the American women over there dread the advent of the 
sensation-seeker who must be weeded out is evidenced by a 
letter written by Miss Daisy Polk, who is supervising the con- 
struction of a village which Mrs. William Crocker is re-build- 
ing. Miss Polk says : "I have an idea that Miss wants to 

come over here because she is bored at home. Can't you dis- 
courage her, for I am sure she will not be a help. You may 
truthfully tell her that at present I am ill in Paris from Pto- 
maine, as the sanitary conditions in the villages at best do not 
guarantee safety from germs. Tell her that the germ of ennui 
of San Francisco is not fatal — and that many of the germs over 
here are fatal." 

© © 

Mrs. Sproule in the Hospital. 

Friends of Mrs. William Sproule are much concerned over the 
fact that she is in John Hopkins hospital in Philadelphia, where 
she underwent a serious operation. Some time ago the phy- 
sicians concluded that it would be necessary, but Mrs. Sproule 
begged to have it deferred until after the debut of her daughter, 
Miss Marie Louise Baldwin, as she had planned a coming out 
party for her here in San Francisco as well as in New York. 
Immediate action was not necessaiy, so she was given a re- 

Mrs. Sproule went through all the attendant duties of the 
mother of one of the most feted girls in a particularly festive 
season, and no one, least of all her daughter, suspected that an 
operation hung over her head. To her friends Mrs. Sproule an- 
nounced that she and Mr. Sproule had always spent the holidays 
in their private car en route East, and that she might tarry a 
little longer than her husband at the journey's end, but she 
would be back before the tag end of the season. 

Mr. Sproule waited until his wife was pronounced entirely out 
of danger, and then the urge of business affairs drove him back 
to San Francisco. Mrs. Sproule will have to spend several 
weeks convalescing in the hospital, and it may be several 
months before she attempts the journey home. Meantime, 
friends out here are keeping her room filled with flowers and 
evidences of their sympathy. 

© © © 

Born with Silver Slippers. 

Mrs. Jay Gould, Jr., has introduced a pretty and novel custom 
among the society people who can afford to transmute their 
sentiment into silver. When Mrs. Gould and her family went 
to Honolulu this summer they spent a few days here, and the 
friends who called upon them observed that Mrs. Gould had on 
her smoking trays little silver slippers for ash receptacles. She 
explained to those who commented upon this novelty that she 
had had a number of her babies' first shoes silver-plated, and 
had put away one of each for them to hand down as heirlooms, 
and the rest she was using in this fashion because it pleased 
her to see them about. 

Of course, a number of young mothers immediately rushed 
down to the silversmith's with the shoes, which made the way 
soft and tender for babies' first steps, and now in many homes 
one sees little silver shoes sitting about. While there are those 
to whom the idea of mixing tobacco ashes and sentiment may 
not appeal, it is unquestionably the vogue to give evidence that 
baby was born with a silver shoe on its foot, spoons having 
served long enough for the simile of riches! 

The Automobile Salon De Luxe, which was so successfully 
held at the Palace Hotel, in San Francisco, starts this week in 
the ball room and rose reception room of the Hotel Oakland. 
Many beautiful motor cars are exhibited. 

January 20, 1917. 

and California Advertiser 

Mr. Sherwood Bird will be host to 20 guests, entertaining on 
Wednesday at Hotel Oakland. 

The first of a series of four subscription dances were begun 
Friday, January 19th, at Hotel Oakland. The elite of the East 
Bay society were participants. Mrs. Wickham Havens aided in 
making these functions successful. 

Invitations for the subscription dinner dance to be held in the 
Ivory Ball Room of the Hotel Oakland on Wednesday evening, 
January 31st, and Wednesday evening, February 28th, are be- 
ing sent out, and the patronesses are : Mrs. Edson F. Adams, 
Mrs. Charles Bates, Mrs. William Cavalier, Mrs. Leon Clark, 
Mrs. Wickham Havens, Mrs. Stuart Hawley, Mrs. Charles 
Keeney, Mrs. Oscar Fitzalan Long, Mrs. Irving Lundborg, Mrs. 
Victor Metcalf, Mrs. Challen R. Parker, Mrs. Frank Hunt Proc- 
tor, Mrs. Mark L. Requa, Mrs. Frederick R. Sherman, Mrs. Geo. 
Tyson, Mrs. Willard Williamson. 

The Tom Lawson charges that high officials at Washington 
were mixed up in the alleged leak of the so-called Peace note 
sent abroad by President Wilson, begun as a farce, developed 
into a scrap, and is now drifting into a fishing excursion that 
will end at some indefinite point on Salt river. Lawson is Wall 
street's most resourceful mountebank in springing sensations, 
as he has illustrated time and again. He could not resist the 
temptation of the coincidence of the issuance of the Peace note 
and the slump in Wall street to stage a national sensation. Solid 
members of Wall street have testified that they sensed a sharp 
decline coming in stock values because the market was top- 
heavy, due to an extraordinary broad line of margins, and that 
the Central Powers were sincerely and urgently using every 
endeavor to create a conference for Peace. The nerve of Law- 
son in charging Chairman Henry of the investigation committee 
with being in touch with the sources of the leak illustrates the 
Machiavellian effrontery of the man. Lawson's friends have 
saved his bacon in the inquiry by dragging in a lot of notable 
financiers of Wall street, and in the fishing excursion that will 
follow he will slip into the background, and, if lucky, will later 
find some hole to escape. A term in prison should be his por- 
tion for the nasty attempt he made to besmirch the reputation of 
members of the administration, which indirectly meant Presi- 
dent Wilson. 


The sergeant looked at the three-cornered, flat-footed squad 
and said: 

"Stand at ease, men- — stand at ease. I'll tell you a story. 

"Years ago my dear old mother — God b'ess her — gave me a 
box of wooden soldiers — and I loved 'em! I pushed 'em here 
and I stood 'em there, and I loved 'em! And when we moved 
house, and that box got left behind, I thought I'd cry my young 
heart out — for I did love 'em. And my dear old mother said, 
'Never mind, dear — never mind. Your wooden soldiers will 
come back to you some day.' " 

The sergeant looked at his squad. "And gor' blimy, they 
have!" he breathed. 

The Colonel— So the bank refused to cash that check I 

gave you, Rastus! Rastus — Yes, sah. Dat cashier man dun 
have pos'tively de most seeable mind Ah eber saw, sah. The 
Colonel — How's that? Rastus — Yessah. Jes' as soon as Ah 
dun tell him whose check Ah nad he said it wuz no good eben 
befo' he dun look at it, sah. — JVew York Globe. 

"So young Mr. Scoops graduated from the School of 

Journalism." "Yes, with high honors." "I suppose he has 
joined one of the big city papers in an important capacity?" 
"No, he is still in the school. The faculty found him such an 
apt pupil that they retained him in a professorship to teach 
metropolitan journalism to the freshman class." — Puck. 

Enthusiastic skaters throng the Winter Garden morning, 

afternoon and evening. The ice floor is the largest in the 
country, and affords ample space for distance runners and those 
seeking a quiet corner for practice or semi-seclusion. The 
music is expressly prepared by the conductor for skating, and 
is readily adapted to dancing. Tuesday night there will be a 
warm hockey contest between the crack representatives of the 
Canadian and Olympic teams. 


Ever the thrush, on days like those of June, 
Sings to the dead, as leafy shadows veer, 
Swung by the slow decline of afternoon; 
The dead folks do not hear. 

There go the unmeaning ages as the hours ; 

Absolved of Time, they reckon not his flight. 
Compassionately starred by lowly flow'rs, 
Lies an unlifting night. 

They are made silent in a silent place, 

Abiding past our gratitude and tears; 
Nor shall our music touch with choral grace 
Their sleep's unnoted years. 

Better, perhaps, no voice importunate 

Deliver at the bourn of their repose 
The certain and immutable, "Too late!" 
No living heart but knows. 

Yet there, of those who lie so dreamless now, 

Is one whose love I knew in seasons past : 
O Warden of my youngest dreams ! thou 
I reckon with at last! 

How should a child be conscious of such care? 
And heedless boy have gratitude? Ah, yes! 
Yet still the heart of memory makes aware, 
Sad for old thanklessness. 

And now, to have thee know the full regret 

For thanks unfelt, undreamt-of, and unsaid! 
Elder and lessoned, now the eyes are wet 
Above the gentle dead. 

There is no mound to tell where thou dost sleep; 

O watcher by the bed, lone sentinel 
Of long-gone midnights desolate and deep, 
I know thou sleepest well! 

— George Sterling. 


The San Francisco Chronicle, this year, has surpassed all its 
previous successes in its famous annual New Year Edition, il- 
lustrating and covering the development of the many industries 
of California to date. The pictures, tabulated data and special 
articles written by experts cover everything desired by those 
engaged in commerce, shipping, shipbuilding, finance, banking, 
power, highways, education, art entertainment and other fields 
of like character. These annual issues of the San Francisco 
Chronicle have become a iccal institution, and are eagerly kept 
on file by those familiar with the broad and accurate informa- 
tion they provide regarding the resources and business of the 
State. Californians will help the State by mailing it to their 
friends throughout the world. It is the best annual advertise- 
ment that California can get. 


General Walter Turnbull, prominent in business circles a de- 
cade ago, and manager and part owner of the Alta California 
newspaper, passed away in this city, this week, at the 
home of his daughter, alter an illness of several months, 
aged 72 years. Turnbull possessed a widespread friendship, 
due to his genial and kindly qualities. In his prime he was for 
many years major-general of the National Guard of California. 
Towards the close of his zctive days he was a member of the 
San Francisco Mining Exchange, and later was chairman of the 
Stock and Bond Exchange. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. 
George R. Murphy, 3732 Sacramento street. 



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San Francisco News Letter 

January 20, 1917. 

Inside the German Empire, 1916 

By Herbert Bayard Swope. 
(Extract from his recent book published by The Century Co.) 

Germany to-day calls herself a "beleaguered fortress," and 
that is what she is in actuality. An iron ring engirdles her. 
Therefore it was fitting that a Burgfriede should be decreed at 
the beginning of the war. Burgfriede means, broadly, "civic 
peace;" it is a principle handed down from olden days, when 
the various separate free cities and States were engaged in war. 
Such cities or States would by agreement forget all internal 
dissensions, so that they could present united fronts against 
common foes. 

The Burgfriede of Germany was agreed to by all the political 
parties at the outbreak of this war, and for a time it was reli- 
giously maintained. But now the friends of the Chancellor are 
accusing those opposing him, most of them members of the 
Conservative or affiliated parties, of having broken the truce. 
The Social Democrats, who have been loyal in their support of 
the Government, say that the Junkerthum in its open antagon- 
ism to the governmental j olicies, has been guilty of an act al- 
most as bad as treachery. 

The teaching of force as an element of government, as laid 
down in the precepts of Nietzsche, Treitschke, Clausewitz, Fro- 
benius and Bernhardi, which had permeated the entire moral, 
scholastic and political fabric of the German Empire, is begin- 
ning to wear off. It is not rare for an observer to hear the 
question asked if there be no middle course between World 
Power and Downfall, if there be not one making, if less for 
power, then more for happiness. 

It is readily observable that the war has changed the German 
idea and the national Impulse. The fond dream of a great 
world super-state, which was only another name for a German- 
ized world, has dissipated, and with few exceptions, the leaders 
of thought in Germany are well contented with any plan in 
which their present is assured and their legitimate future ex- 
pansion safeguarded. That expansion lies toward the south 
and east; that is why the Germans feel they have a deep and 
vital interest in the Balkans. It is through that region that the 
line of their development must go as long as England holds the 

There are those in Germany who are even beginning to 'won- 
der if the war was not escapable. "No one wanted it, least of 
all ourselves," they say; "so wasn't there a way by which the 
war could have been avoided, even without the added power 
that a victory promised?" This is one of the questions that 
will be asked when the accounting is made and responsibility 
for the cataclysm is allocated. . . . 

Life in Germany is not pleasant to-day. There is a hopeless 
prison atmosphere about it that causes men to crack under the 
strain. The effect is peculiarly noticeable upon the neutrals. 
They grow fretted and nerve-racked. Several attaches of the 
embassy, and some of the American correspondents, have suf- 
fered nervous prostration. Berlin, more than any other Ger- 
man city, has become a nest of intrigue and gossip. A motive 
is looked for behind every man's act. This creates an atmos- 
phere of distrust and suspicion. . . . 

Throughout Germany to-day the hatred for America is bitter 
and deep. It is palpable and weighs you down. All the re- 
sentment, all the blind fury, Germany once reserved for Eng- 
land alone have been expanded to include us, and have been 
accentuated in the expansion. 

The Germans have an outlet for their feelings against Eng- 
land. They express themselves on the battle-fields and through 
the Zeppelins and submarines; but against America they lack 
a method of registering their enmity. And so this bitterness 
cannot be poured out, has struck in and saturated the whole 

The chagrin and humiliation of their failure to end the war 
through victory before now is visited upon America. The failure 
gave birth to hatred. Throughout the length and breadth of 
Germany the belief is certain and unqualified that had it not 
been for American moral and physical help to the Allies the 
war would long since have been over. With magnificent disre- 
gard of the checks and reverses, both military and economic, 

that Germany has suffered at the hands of the Allies, her sons, 
from top to bottom, say that only America is to blame for the 
fact that the war is now well into its third year, and for the 
more pertinent fact that as time goes on the German chances 
are bound to grow less. 

It is a common thing to hear in Germany that America has a 
secret alliance with England under which she is now operating ; 
is even more of a commonplace to be told that America is de- 
liberately seeking to prolong the war and circumvent peace for 
the "bloody-money" she is making out of the struggle. Ger- 
many's fear of defeat and loss of prestige are laid at our door; 
we are made the sacrificial goat offered on the altar of self- 

Hate may have no boundaries, but it has beginnings, and it 
is not hard to classify the grounds from which the German ha- 
tred of America springs. There are five, possibly six. They 
are, as the Germans put them : 

First, the supply of munitions to the Allies. 

Second, the illegal blockade for which we are held respon- 
sible since we have not stopped it. 

Third, the interference with neutral mails. 

Fourth, the Allies' world-wide commercial blacklist. 

Fifth, the submarine doctrine we have compelled Germany to 

And the sixth is one which may be a considerable factor — 
that America is out of the war and prospering ; for what is more 
usual than for envy to breed hate ? Perhaps this sixth cause of 
German hatred might with equal truth be applied to the resent- 
ment said to exist against us in the other countries at war, for 
surely Germany is not the only one that resents our peace and 

Our interpretation of neutrality is made the object of bitter 
recrimination in Germany, and it is a subject on which even 
those placed in the highest positions speak with the utmost can- 

Jagow, until November, 1916, chief secretary of state for for- 
eign affairs, and Zimmermann, his chief under-secretary, who 
succeeded him, in discussing the American attitude, phrased 
the sentiments of their country when they said: 

"The American neutrality toward Germany is one of the 
head; toward the Allies it is one of the heart. What America 
does for the Allies she does voluntarily and gladly; what she 
does for Germany she does because she must." 

This is a mild view compared to the popular idea. The re- 
sentment against America has been cumulative in its growth, 
while that against England is perhaps less to-day than it was 
at the beginning. Because her military activity is against the 
English, it has wrought at least a measure of satisfaction. But 
the very fact that America has been out of reach of a concrete 
demonstration of German hatred has made more bitter the feel- 
ing toward America, to such a degree that it has become actually 
menacing. The form it takes is the widespread and highly 
popular agitation for the resumption of the ruthless Lusitania 
type of U-Boat warfare. ... 

Of the five points on which the German hatred crystallizes, 
the first and the fifth — munitions and submarines — are easy to 
answer, but the other three are more difficult. Lacking though 
they may be in reason, the grievances lie deep in German hearts. 
Even Jagow said, when I called on him one afternoon that Ger- 
many had the right to feel injured through our munition ship- 
ments. When I replied that it was Germany herself that had 
prevented The Hague Conference from prohibiting the sale of 
armaments to belligerents, and that therefore it was Germany 
that had created the right under which America was operating, 

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The Passing of a National Hero 
Admiral Dewey 

In the passing of Admiral George Dewey the United States 
loses the greatest naval hero of this country since the Civil 
War. The nation will pay tribute to his remains, and the high- 
est appreciative honors will be contributed to his funeral by 
high official Washington. 

Admiral Dewey's career is specially interesting in that his 
life spanned two wars, the Civil and the Spanish-American 
wars. As a boy he was unusually adventurous. In order to 
control his superabundant spirits he was sent to the old mili- 
tary academy in 1851; he was then 14 years old. He and his 
cronies were the storm center of many boyish escapades. The 
last "outbreak" of spirits was singing coon songs outside the 
window of a staid church gathering. His father promptly made 
an application to his Congressman, and young Dewey was sent 
to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. There were no competi- 
tive examinations at that time. His mind proved keenest in 
mathematics. In other studies he was very ordinary, and stood 
near the foot of his class. His dogged application won out, 
and he finished with the chosen 15 out of a class of 60, June, 

He went through the usual post course of the academy, a 
long sea cruise on a man-of-war, to gain experience. It was 
Dewey's good fortune to be detailed to the Wabash under 
Flag Officer E. A. F. La Valette, at that time the highest rank 
in the navy. The vessel was in the Mediterranean Sea for over 
a year, and there he became initiated in those fine points of 
diplomacy in which the navy is so skilled. His vessel reached 
Charleston harbor just as the Civil War broke. The Southern 
officers aboard quickly resigned, and Dewey quickly recognized 
his chances of promotion. He hastened back to the Naval 
Academy, and took his final examination, January, 1861. Five 
months later he was on the deck of the old side-wheeler Mis- 
sissippi, doing duty on the Mississippi River. She was plugged 
with cannon balls and sunk off Port Hudson. During his as- 
signment on this old vessel, Dewey had met Melanthon Smith, 
then commander on the Mississippi, and David Farragut, then 
flag officer of the squadron off New Orleans. Captain Smith, 
whose eyes were poor in the night maneuvers, put Dewey in 
charge on deck while running the forts. Captain Smith lauded 
Dewey in his despatches for steady, fearless and gallant work. 
Fort Hudson fell with the capture of Vicksburg by Grant, and 
the Mississippi was promptly cleared of the Southern vessels. 
The United States naval vessels were transferred to the Atlan- 
tic seaboard and ordered to report to Rear Admiral Dahlgreen, 
then blockading Charleston, S. C. After a short leave of absence 
to visit home, Dewey returned to find his first vessel to com- 
mand — the Agawan, a fair sized river boat fitted with a few 
guns. With this small vessel he captured several river batteries 
and did good service in helping the land forces in various skir- 
mishes. For these exploits he was made executive officer of the 
Colorado, and was in twc actions against Fort Fisher. At 35 
years, 1872, he became a commander, and in 1884, a captain and 
a commodore in 1896. 

Two years later he won his great fame in Manila Bay, the 
battle which opened the Spanish-American war. Dewey as- 
sumed command of the United States vessels stationed in Asi- 
atic waters, and in April he received his despatches at Hong- 
Kong to prepare for war. War was declared April 25th. The 
next day Dewey received orders to proceed against the Spanish 
fleet in Philippine waters. Dewey steamed away with his fleet 
of four cruisers, two gunboats and one cutter. During the run 
the crews were speeded up in war drills. Luzon was sighted 
April 30th, and the vessels were stripped for action. The Span- 
ish fleet lay ready in the harbor, firmly believing that Dewey 
would not dare to venture the channel after dark, as the waters 
were mined and the shore was dotted with forts. 

But Dewey maneuvered his vessels through the tortuous 
channel, and his silent progress, with lights out, was not dis- 
covered till almost midnight, when the Dons shot the heavens 
with rocket warnings to fleet and forts. Then the cannon boomed 
from both sides. The morning sun disclosed the Spanish fleet 
under the protection of the cannon of Fort Cavite. 7 cruisers, 5 
gunboats, and 2 torpedo boats. The battle raged all day, the 
Spaniards being unable to hit the American vessels in any vital 
spot. The next day the American commanders settled down to 

dashing attacks, and the Spanish fleet was soon put out of com- 
mission. The Spanish commander, Rabion, fought to the last, 
and went down with his vessel. All the Spanish vessels were 
sunk or disabled. Fort Cavite, at the mercy of the American 
guns, hoisted a white flag. Not a man was killed on the Ameri- 
can vessels and only six men were wounded. On receipt of the 
news at Washington, Dewey was made a rear-admiral and 
thanked by Congress. In 1899 he was made a member of the 
U. S. Philippine Commission, and the same year was made Ad- 
miral of the Navy, the highest rank. After the war he was pre- 
sented with a home in Washington, through enthusiastic con- 
tributions by his many admirers. He married and became one 
of the national figureheads at Washington and the naval idol of 
the country. 


One of the best known men in local commercial circles passed 
away, this week, in T. Cary Friedlander, aged 60 years. He was 
for over 25 years the able secretary of the Merchants' Exchange. 
Life slipped quietly from him as he sat down to dinner at his 
home in Taylor street. Recently he had received several light 
preliminary shocks, but it was hoped that with care these would 
gradually disappear. Mrs. Friedlander, who was caring for him, 
quickly called a physician, only to learn that the end had 

During his secretaryship, Cary Friedlander covered a field 
of influence ranging far outside of his regular duties in the 
commercial field. He was an organizer and executive to a super- 
ior degree, and with others of his trend of mind worked indefati- 
gably for civic betterment. His success in this field attracted 
the attention of distant civic organizations working in the same 
field, and many were the inquiries mailed him for advice in 
development along this and kindred lines. He introduced the 
present up-to-date methods of handling shipping events so that 
a member of the Exchange would at once get definite and full 
information regarding his quest. On the consolidation of the 
Merchants' Exchange with the Chamber of Commerce, several 
years ago, he was made manager of the Merchants' Exchange 
building. His favorite club was the Family. He came of a 
notable pioneer family, his father being a man of mark in the 
days when wheat was king in California. The immense quan- 
tities of grain he handled annually won him the sobriquet of 
"Wheat King." Cary Friedlander leaves a widow and two sis- 
ters. Miss May and Miss Fanny Friedlander. 

Sarah Keppel Vickery, wife of William K. Vickery, the well 
known art collector, passed away recently at her residence near 
Saratoga, Cal. Besides her husband, a daughter and two sons 
survive her, Mrs. Ruth Vickery Moser, Fred P. and Robert K. 
Vickery. The funeral tool; place January 8th. 


You and I have found the secret way, 
None can bar our love or say us nay : 
All the world may stare and never know 
Ycu and I are twined together so. 

You and I for all his vaunted width 
Know the giant Space is but a myth ; 
Over miles and miles of pure deceit 
You and I have found our lips can meet. 

You and I have laughed the leagues apart 
In the soft delight of heart to heart. 
If there's a gulf to meet or limit set, 
You and I have never found it yet. 

You and I have trod the backward way 
To the happy heart of yesterday, 
To the love we felt in ages past. 
You and I have found it still to last. 

You and I have found the joy had birth 
In the angel childhood of the earth, 
Hid within the heart of man and maid. 
You and I ot Time are not afraid. 

Ycu and I can mock his fabled wing. 
For a kiss is an immortal thing. 
And the throb wherein those old lips met 
Is a living music in us yet. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 20, 1917. 

M^gm^.i,.. i^^M^M 


JEROME. — James Jerome and Miss Cora Louise Sabine were married 
Thursday, the 17th oi' January, 3867, in Rochester, N. Y.. and have 
received wannest congratulations on their fiftieth anniversary. 

WILSON.— Mr. and B I Wilson of Berkeley celebrated the 

tenth anniversary of their wedding Monday evening with a dancing 
party at "Rosecrest," their handsome residence in Berkeley. 


GUYER-BTJRR. — Majoi and H -. George D, Guyer announce the betrc 
thai of their daughter, Miss i ison Guyer to Lieutenant John 

G. Burr, Fifth Company, Field Artillery, United States Army, 

GROSS-TE ST, MAURICE.— Returning from a five years' residence In 
France to her formei home in this city, Mrs. Chester Gross surprised 
her friends by the announcement of the engagement of her young 
daughter, Miss Margaret Audrey Gross, and Comte Jacques des Forges 
de la Tour de St. Maurice. 

RILEY- STAN TON. — Cards are being received in society circles on both 

sides of th< day ai inclng the engagement of Miss Mary Riley oi 

Berkeley to Wolcott P. Stanton of this city, 

SOTJDEN-WALSH. — Of interest to many San Fran.: lends is the 

announcement of ment of Miss Madeline Soudi i 

of Mr. and Mrs, On en of ] and Christy v. 

KNEEDLER- VAN HORN.— Major and Mrs. William L. Kneedler an- 
nounce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Martha Kneedler, to 
Lieutenant Frank L. Van Horn of the Third Cavalry, now at Fort Sam 
Houston, Texas. 


DE SURVILLE-FORBES. — The marriage of Miss Madeleine Le Brun de 
Surville, Jr.. and Gordon Douglas Forbes will take place on the 
Ing of January 26th at the French Church of Notre Dame de Yietoires 
with the Reverend Therle officiating. 

MEHERIN-MEEK.— The marriage of Miss Marguerite Meherin and Harry 
Meek, whose engag< menl was announced two weeks ago by Mr. and 
Mrs. Ralph Merrill, with whom Miss Meherin makes her home, will 
take placo on the evening of February nth. 

SCHINKEL-MOTJN hlnkel and George W. 

ford will be married on January 81st at the Schinkel home on Seven- 
teenth avenue. There will be a wedding supper at the Clift Hotel. 

HOLTZ-AYERY. — The marriage of Miss Denny Holtz and Frei 

Avery took place January 11th at the home of the bride's uncle and 
aunt. Mr. and Mrs. B. Taylor of Fruitvale. 

LONSBERRY-DE LONG.— Mis. Richard Lonsberry, daughter of the late 
James B. Hoggin, California mining magnate, was married to her 
executive secretary, George De Long, In New York, January 15th. 

MERUILL-RECHT.— The marriage of Mrs.* Olive Snider Merrill and Gil- 
bert H. A. Recht took place at 7:8(1 o'clock Wednesday evening at the 
home Of Mrs. John F. Merrill in Atherton. The Reverend Hugh Mont- 
gomery. Episcopal rector at Menlo Park, officiated. 

MATEER-THOMPSON. — Mr. and Mrs. \Y. G. Mateer announce the mar- 
riage of their daughter. Miss Eileen Mateer, and O. Sydne 
which took i lary 18th at the bride's home. 


DIMOND. — Mrs. Edwin R. Dlmond Is giving a series of luncheons 

week. She had a dozen or so guests Wednesday at her home on 

Pacific avenue. 
ELKINS. — Mrs. Felton Eflklna ■■-. Luncheon in her southern 

home. Monteclto, I the affair as a con pllraenl to Mrs. 

Oakleigh Thorne of New York, and her daughter. M v. is, 

BYRE. — Miss Elena Eyre January 12th at a luncheon 

home for a number of the debutantes, 
EYRE. — The Town and Country Club was the setting for a delightful 

luncheon last Saturday, when Miss Mary Eyre entertained. It 

compliment to MlSS i [< an, a charming Eastern girl who is 

visiting her sister, Mrs. R lard Glrvln. 
FAGAN. — Mrs. Paul Fagai S' luncheon J 

10th at her home on 1 treet 

HOOKER. — Mrs. Robert O. Hooker was hostess to half a dozen frli 

luncheon January 11 tl. I i -....■ Hotel. 
LILLEY. — Miss Ethel Lilley gave a luncheon Thursday for MlSE 

MENZIES. — Mrs. Robert Mcnzles gave a luncheon at the Franclsca Club 

MONTEAGLE. — A group of friends were ihe luncheon guests of Mrs. I oul 

Monteagle January 12th. 
RUSSELL. — Mrs. Alexander Rui ■■■ entertained s group o rid 

day at the Commercial Club luncheon at the Palace Hotel, when Mr. 

Russell gave an illustrated talk on Java. 
THORNE. — Mrs. Thorne and Mrs. Lewis were the feted ( > t 

luncheon, Mrs. Anna Stow Flthlan and her sister, Mrs. Kate Stow 

Ealand, having been joint J lay. The ai 

fair had for its setting their beautiful place a1 La Pa 
WALKER. — Mrs. i tttly named queen of this 

Mardl Gras ball, was a In, iiv at the Pi 

WHEELER. — Miss Jean Wheeler gave a luncheon Thursday in honor of 

Miss Duncan of Detroit, who is visiting the William Duncan family 

for a few weeks. 

301 1'- -MISS Jean Bo 6 was a dinner hostess, entertaining at the home 
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George D. Boyd, on Steiner street. It was 
arranged En honor of Miss Ruth Zeile and Corbett Moody, whose mar- 
rls will take place within a few weeks. 
BEAVER.— Miss Blena Eyre was the guest of honor at the dinner given 
by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hope Beaver and Miss Miriam Beaver this 
BARRON.— Miss Evelyn Barron entertained a group of friends at dinner 

Saturday evening at her Pacific avenue home. 
BECKER. — Complimenting Miss Amy Requa. Miss Miriam Becker gave 
a dinner dance at the Palace Hotel January 12th 
i;i \i -Mr, and Mrs. John S. Drum asked a group of friends to share 
their hospitalitj &\ a dinner Wednesday evening at their home on 
DUNCAN,- Miss Helen Duncan, who has been visiting here as the guest 
of her brother and sister -in -law, Mr. and Mrs. William I luncan in 
Burliir-:.! iim', v, . i «. Hie incentive f<>r a dinner given Sunday evening by 
> Id in their attractive peninsula home. 

ri.KiT. — Miss Beatrice Flett dispensed her hospitality at a dinner dunce 
Saturd it took place in the rosi room of the Palace I totel, 

and ti" honoi guests were Misses Jean Wharton and Nancy Glenn. 

Miss May Friedlander entertained at dinner last even- 
iih .Miss Jean Boyd a:: the complimented guest. 
HERTZ.— Mr. and Mrs. Louis I Lertz were hosts at dinner Wednesday even- 
ing at their residence on Pierce street. 
KENT. — Mr. and Mrs. Piatt Kent entertained a group of friends at din- 
ner recently. 
LAW.— -Mrs. Harold Ward Law. who will leave in the near future for 
led at a dinner Wednesday evening at her residence 
in Presidio Terrace. 
McCREERY. — Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCreery were hosts at a beautifully 
appointed dinner Sund: 
i D iss Llla McDonald presided at a dinner Tuesday i 

: qo tie In Pacific avenue, the affair being a compliment to Miss 
»thy Caldwell. 
McNAB. Mrs. Stewart McKab were dinner hosts January 11th 

at their residence on Washington street. 
NKWIIAl i. Lmong the delightful entertainments on the peninsula last 
week was the dinner ai which Mr. and Mrs. George Aimer N< 
were hosts on Saturday. 

BR. — Mr. and Mrs. Silas Palmer were hosts at a theatre and supper 
i la: night for some cf their young friends. The guests en- 

i a bands [inner ' the Palmer home, and then went to the 

SCAEFE.— Mrs. W. B. Scaffe of Pittsburg! Pa., is visiting her hrother-in- 
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Kuhn. at their home In this 
city. Mr. a ifenin and 

the affair was a compliment to their house guest 
PJJSV1N. Mrs. James Sli d thi Princess Hired Ho i were en- 

tertalned at an informal tea this the Countess del Valle do 

■ . ai the latter's apartments. 
ST. GO is given by Miss Helen St. Gear Saturday evening. 

n- Hi:,, was I ■ ' home on Sacramento st 

SCHWER1N, given Thursday 

evening In compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Jackllng. 

HECK.— In honor of Mrs. John Jacob Beck of Los Angeles, who is visiting 
her parents, Mr, and Mrs. Sherman Blake, in Oakland. Miss Alice 
Row* ii will give an informal tea tli oon, at her borne In i 

CURRAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ambler Curran entertained Tuesday at the 
ice Hotel. 
■ ( Mrs. John T. French, wife of Major French of the United 
States \:;uy. gave a delightful 1 o'clock tea at the Palace Saturday. 


overlooking the beautiful Plaza of Union 

Square, the Hotel 

of refinement and service, 

is offering special 

rates to permanent guests. 

Hotel Plaza Company 

January 20, 1917. 

and California Advertiser 

will entertain a group of her 
ifternoon. It will take place at the home 
van SH i bridge 

ont In compliment to Hiss Vnne Olney, fiancee of Dr. 


BELL. Mrs. J. Franklin Roll was | I of honor at the luncheon 

and bi on Davlfi, January 12th. it 

BROWN, Ahs. I.. i. lined Thursday afternoon at 


. Ing of the n 
that ■ Ided a i her residence In West 

MANN less on the afternoon of 

her guests at her home on Lake street. 
MARSHALL.— Mrs. Qeoi shall is giving a series of informal 

I \ Eison. 

B MJ Donald, wife Of Colonel McDonald, U. S. A., 
will be hostess at a bridge and tea to be given at her home in Pacific 

■ ■ , l.iin.i.iry 261 li. 

M.i-.'XAM VRA. — Mrs. Wallai r MacNamara, wife of Lieutenant MacNa- 
t, r. s. A., was hostess Friday afternoon at a bridge tea at her 

ho . i the Presidio in compliment to Mrs. Arthur Dalton. 

MURRAY. — Mrs. Hamilton Murray entertained with four tables of bridge 

i moon .it her residence on Scott street. 

NAISMITH. — This afternoon Miss Alma Naismith will entertain a coterie 

of tin ■ ' matrons and girls at a bridge tea. to be given at the 

home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Naismith, in Piedmont. 
OLNEY. — Miss Anna Olney, whose engagement was recently announced 

to i m. Prank Girard, was the guest of honor at a bridge party at which 

Miss Hilda Van Sicklen was the hostess. January 12th. It took place 

at the Francisca Club. 

JONES.— Mr. and Mrs. Roacoe Jones were host and hostess Thursday 
evening at the Home Club, where a programme of song was given 
by Lowell Redfii Id. 


WHEELER. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stetson Wheeler gave a reception 
Saturday in compliment to their son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and 
Mrs. Walter McLeod of Missoula. Montana. 

DTJTTON. — An Orpheum party, preceded by dinner at the St. Francis 
Hotel, was the rorm of diversion chosen by Mr. and Mrs, Henry Foster 
Dutton, when they entertained a coterie of their friends on Monday 

FORSEY. — Miss Mabel Forsey. a charming Fresno girl who is visiting 
Miss Maryly Krusi al the Iatter's home In Alameda, is being enter- 
tained at several social affairs given by her friends on the east side 
of the bay. A theatre party followed by supper was arranged last 
Saturday evening. 


BOYD. — Miss Jean Boyd presided at luncheon Monday at her Stelner 
street home in compliment to Miss Ethel I.illey. 

CLARK. — This evening Miss Dorothy Clark will be hostess at a dm., at 
the residence of her parents. Dr. and Mrs. John Rogers Clark, on 
Gough street. 

CROCKER. — "Uplands." the home of Mi. and Mrs. Charles Ten 
ttlng l"r a delightful luncheon Sunday. 

HOPKINS. — Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hopkins entertained Informs 
luncheon at the '' ilaci i tatel Ias1 Saturd 

HUSSEY. — The Bur 11 n game Club was the i loyable lunch- 
eon given b3 An-, and Mrs. I 'redi i lei) Hu i ■ I : afterno 

SHERMAN.- One of the tntei the coming months 

W ill be a dan e to be given by Mr. and nan of 

Piedmont, who will entertain a large number of guests at the- Hotel 


CROCK BJR. M rs i Eem y J. Crocl 

Kate Crocker, arrived hom* ■■ ■■ New York, 

havo span l sei ei al we< ks since I hei r arrive I 

r\\< >\\ i flBR. ^ftei b dellghl ful staj of j pie of n ] - ;i ■ 

. . Red Bluff, Mr. : i mi Mi s. Smith Crowder and theli Is g I 

\i mi ' Elizabeth Crowder, hai id to their home in Piedmont. 

The Crowders were accompanied by a group of Miss Crowd 

CHICHTER. — Mrs. Madison Crichter has returned to S 

a mo; visit to Mr. and Mrs. Reno, N*v 

MANX .ii Mrs. Seth Mann has re- 

turned, Joining ber daughter, Miss Dorothy Mann. They hai 
■ : 
bom img relatives alter an absence from Ban Pram 

many y, .,■ 
TAYLO] i sister, Mis. William Blnckh 

lor. the latter of whom arrived Saturday from the 



and Miss Muriel I ? 
are visiting in 1. • eek. 

BEE. — Everett N. Beo will 

of Russia for the Orient on Januai 

visit the Philippines. 

In a few dayi York to enter 

a Bni two. 

' he: uid theii 6 tughti 

thi Hawaiian Una 
to ■ i weeks, 

i.wvui . ■ ■ iddleton Lam n in 

rence, v io have been passing the fall and earlj wintei In their San 

branch i o I ■■. ti 1 1 Coi the Bast Sundaj . | ng \ ., ... i ., ■ 

PHiLBBUH I Id 0] and Mrs George B. PUlsburs have retu i 

theli I "■'■'■ ; " I os Angeles al ter b week's \ Islt al the ne o 

Iatter's sister, Mrs. Philip /an i [oi ne Lansdale. 
8TINE.— Mrs. Oliver c. stine and tfiss Grai ■ Rodg i leave to -u foi the 

Orient, to be awaj about four months. They will sail from & d 
VAN VORST. Miss Lillian Van Vorst left Tuesday for a five months' 

tour of the Orient, sailing on the steamer Venezuela with hei :le 

and aunt, Mr, and Mrs. B. S. Donahue of Washington street 

BARRON.- Mis. Edward Barron and Miss Evelyn are passing the winter 
months in town, having closed their peninsula home, winch will be 

reopened late in the spring. 

CHAMBERL1N. — Mr. ana Mrs. Willard Chamberlin leave soon for New 
York, to be away a month. Shortly aftei returning tlie.\ will have for 
China and Japan, to be gone several months. 

NOBLE. — Mrs. Edward Noble of Berkeley has as her guests this winter 
her mother and sister, Mrs, Gentry and Miss Gentry. 

UEID.— Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, Mrs. Ogden Reid, Miss Augusta Bishop and 
Helen Scarth are guests at Del Monte. They motored down Saturday, 
and will be at that populai resort for several days prior to their de- 
parture for the East. 

SAYRE. — Mrs. Harold Sayre Of Madera is here for a visit of two weeks or 

so, and is dividing her Lime between the Palace and Burling ; 

friends. She spent the week-end at Burlingame, 

The management of the Techau Tavern, San Francisco's 

leading high class family cafe, on the ground floor at the corner 
of Eddy and Powell streets, has added to the wonderful effec- 
tiveness of the justly popular "Jazz Orchestra" by increasing 
the number of the musicians for all public dancing sessions. Al- 
ways the best dance music in town, the Tavern's "Jazz Orches- 
tra" now exceeds all of its former best efforts. One of the hap- 
piest attempts yet made by the Techau Tavern management to 
please its patrons is the presentation of the perfume souvenirs 
which are given without competition of any sort to those in 
attendance afternoons at 5:00, at dinner and after theatre hours. 

Dillydally (a chronic procrastinator) — I dreamed last 

night that I — er — ah- — proposed to you. I wonder what that is 
a sign of? Miss Lingeriong (desperately) — It is a sign that 
you have got 'more sense when you are asleep than when you 
are awake. — Tit-Bits. 



Our Annual Clearance Sale is Now in 

Progress — Substantial, Genuine 

Reductions on 









==^^= "You Knoii; Our niinlMot" 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 20, 1917. 


"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 


By Henry McDonald Spencer 


One of the most interesting types in our country, and which 
has hitherto been overlooked by our dramatists, is the jitney 
messiah imbued with a burning desire to reform his fellowman. 

From time to time these bush-league popes arise and impose 
their views of economics, religion or diet on the rest of the com- 
munity until someone else makes a louder noise, and then they 
are promptly forgotten. 

The success of these virtuosi of virtue is an evidence of the 
fact that you can fool most of the people all the time, and the 
psychology of mob hysteria is similar to that of advertising — if 
you say a thing often enough and emphatically enough people 
will believe you. It differs from advertising, however, in that 
an advertised article ultimately must make good in the experi- 
ence of the user, while the reform panaceas have to undergo 
no such test. 

To these conditions may be attributed the vogue of a Moody, 
a Bryan and Billy Sunday. Whether or not any permanent good 
is accomplished by even the worthiest of these one-cylinder 
Sheik-ul-Islams is a matter for a first hand investigator to de- 
termine, but reasoning a priori I should say not. Virtue is only 
to be won by a slow and painful development of 
character, both individual and racial. The water- 
wagon, for example, is simply a peripatetic stool of 
repentance, and is a hard and uncomfortable seat at 

It has remained for George Cohan, who is the 
Hoyt of this generation, to crystallize and portray 
one phase of the career of the latest avatar, and in 
the play of "Hit-the-Trail Holliday", now at the 
Columbia, he has dramatized Billy Sunday. Per- 
sonally I prefei Cohan to Sunday, as the former's 
hero has too much sense of humor to regard himself 
in the light of a heaven sent monitor of morals, but 
frankly enters the fight against rum because he was 
insulted by the proprietor of a brewery. That he 
continues is due to the fascinating sense of power 
which must be an attraction to all successful evangel- 
ists, bankers and kaisers. 

That a bartender would suddenly throw up a job 
at one hundred dollars a week to attack the interests 
which pay him, is of course absurd, but then it is 
one of these very absurdities which are permissible 
in a_ farce. It is a tribute to Cohan's dramaturgic 
ability that you do not expect Holliday to do other 
than as he did. 

The play is replete with clever lines, which are 
the essence of the quick stuff which bartenders, vau- 
deville performers, baseball reporters and "wise" 
people generally can put over occasionally; it is 
further noteworthy in that it is essentially racial and 
fairly smacks cf the soil — the soil of Broadway, to 
be sure — but it is true and vital, and as a contribu- 
tion to our national drama is worth one hundred of 
"Come Out of the Kitchen". 

I do not see how Frank Otto as Billy Holliday, the 
bartender evangelist, could be improved upon, and 
his curtain speech on Tuesday night was quite in 
keeping with his assumed character. His remark 
that he and Sunday were alike in that both wanted 
to do the people good, was excellent satire; whether 
original, or provided by the author of the play for 
just^ such an occasion, is not of consequence. And 
again, when some people became enthused over the 
idea that they were listening to a prohibition preach- 
ment, he remarked that he would not keep them 

longer, as he was afraid that he would find all of the places 

closed if the show was not over on time. 

Lola Merrill, as Edith Holden, the minister's daughter, who 

of course plays opposite the star, was a little weak in the part. 

What is the matter with the ingenues nowadays? Are they 

all engaged as leading ladies since the flapper type came in 

vogue? The rest of the cast are all well fitted to their roles, 

and an excellent evening's entertainment is provided. 

* * * 


I maintain that many of the acts in vaudeville which disap- 
point, fail not so much owing to inherent defects in the perform- 
ers as through bad showmanship. 

The truth of this is strikingly illustrated by Phyllis Neilson 
Terry's performance at the Orpheum this week. 

Phyllis has "everything". Surely a "daughter of the gods", if 
this rather overworked metaphor may be used at all; she is one 
of the most strikingly beautiful women I have ever seen, with 
a beauty that is almost mythological, other-worldly — another 
Helen of Troy whose face might well "have launched a thou- 
sand ships and burned tho topless towers of Ilium." And yet 

Orville Hartold, America's Greatest Tenor. Next Week at the Orpheum. 

January 20, 1917. 

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Gareth Hughes as "Everyman," Irving Pichel as the Friend, in Richard Ordynski's 

production of "Everyman" by George Sterling. Scottish Rite Hall, 

week beginning Monday night. 

with all of her beauty, her exquisite speaking voice and consum- 
mate ability as an actress, she failed apparently to excite the 
applause that should have been her due. Why? Her selection 
of a vehicle was unfortunate. 

Unless the spectators have been wrought up to the right mood 
it is impossible to pick out isolated scenes from a play like "Ro- 
meo and Juliet", and expect to win the audience. The whole 
play should be presented — an obvious impossibility in vaude- 
ville — or none at all. 

It is on all fours with reproducing the head and shoulders of 
the peasant woman in the painting of the "Angelus" and leaving 
out the rest of the picture — the result would be merely a vague 
and meaningless blotch of color. A single stone from the Par- 
thenon would have no aesthetic value whatever, although the 
building as it stood was probably the most satisfying piece of 
architecture ever designed. Furthermore, Shakespeare is rather 
a bore to the modern audience, no matter how well played— we 
have long since passed by the mental condition where high- 
flown rhetoric charms on the stage. Miss Terry should have ap- 
peared in a modern one-act play, and I am sure she would have 
made a vast impression. 

In addition to her acting she favored us with a couple of songs 
and showed a splendidly cultivated voice, with beautifully clear, 
bird-like, high notes, although it must be confessed of a some- 
what childish quality, as if the lady had never loved or suffered. 
Her singing of "Ben Bolt", a contralto song, in a high soprano, 
was off key, but her second selection, "Couplets de Mysoli", 
was perfectly true and sweet. 

The playlet of "Peggy", presented by Clayton White and Co., 
and which was a Lambs' Club success, is an illustration of the 
fact that actors are notoriously poor judges of plays. They are 
like children in that only the obvious appeals to them, and the 
theatrically obvious at that. Furthermore, they regard a play- 
principally as a personal vehicle. 

I am reminded of an occasion a number of years ago when I 
submitted a short play to one of the Hawtreys for a general 

opinion as to its merits as a curtain raiser in London, or on the 
circuit in this country. 

The eminent English actor kept the play for a couple of days 
and returned it to me in person. 

"I say, old top," he said, "this won't do at all, you know — 
not a bit." 

"Not a bit?" I humbly replied. 

"Not a bit of it. You see, the chief character wouldn't suit 
me at all. It's for a juvenile, and I play heavies only." 

"I see," I answered. 

However, the ultimate triumph in the Atwell playlet of the 
influence of the ch-e-e-ild and of the Christmas season wins out, 
as it should, and pleases the gallery. So, Mr. Atwell should 
worry about my opinion. 

You may think, from the foregoing, that I am crabbing the 
show this week, but I am not; indeed, I liked it immensely, and 
it is because I think so well of it that I am pointing out where 
it falls short of my ideal. I would not occupy so much time 
and space with an inferior bill. 

The super-marionettes in the "Miniature Review", gave a very 
amusing burlesque on a baseball match, with an ingenious finish 
— a rainstorm — although I could have wished that the wires 
had not been so much in evidence. 

Both Donahue and Stewart, and the Hennings are in the class 
of what is known as "nuts", and both numbers are quick and 

The poses of Burdella Patterson are exceptionally interesting, 
and displayed a beautifully formed young lady, who rather de- 
tracted, than otherwise, from her offering by coming out at the 
end in propria persona. 

Then we had lovely, darling Muriel Worth again ; and I want 
to thank the Orpheum management for taking my advice and 
holding over this altogether charming and accomplished dancer. 
Milt Collins, "The Speaker of the House", received the biggest 
hand and pleased me least, although I am glad to see that Miss 
Muriel was more appreciated than even during her first week. 

Altogether a notable and exceptionally good bill, which I ad- 
vise all of my readers to see. 

Advance Announcements 

Scottish Rite Hall. — The delightful old morality play, "Every- 
man," which will forever live as one of the greatest of all stage 
classics, has been done over into blank verse by the California 
poet, George Sterling, and has been given a simple, yet 
effective production by the noted stage producer, Richard Or- 
dynski, who brings it to Scottish Rite Hall, Van Ness and Sutter 
for one week beginning on Monday night. Performances will 
be given every night, except Sunday, at 8:15, and on Wednes- 
day and Saturday afternoons at 2:30. 

Forty splendid dramatic artists are required for the unfolding 
of the Sterling story, and Ordynski employs an orchestra of 
twenty to interpret the special music which was written by Vic- 
tor Schertzinger. Gareth Hughes, an actor of fine ability, who 
has created such important roles as Benjamin in "Joseph and his 
Brethren," the junior lieutenant in "Molloch," and was the fea- 
ture of the Stage Society's production of Strindberg's "Easter," 
will be the "Everyman." Other members of the company are 
Marjorie Day, Kirah Markham, Margaret T. Allen, Clyde Mc- 
Coy, Percival Vivian, Ann Andrews, Irene Bevans, Veda Mc- 
Evers, Violette Wilson, etc. Among the characters represented 
in the prologue and in the play proper are Everyman, Death, 
The Devil, Faith, Good Deeds, War, Mammon, Friend, Para- 
mour, and a score of others. The nature of "Everyman" is such 
that it is most effective in a small hall, and that is why Mr. 
Ordynski selected the Scottish Rite Hall for his first venture 
in San Francisco. It particularly adapts itself to productions 
of this character. Ordynski is a specialist in light effects, and 
carries with him a most elaborate system of lighting. George 
Sterling has done much o; his best work in the beautiful lines 
he has alloted to the characters, and in Los Angeles, where the 
play was produced last week, the success of both play and 
company was such that Mr. Ordynski was compelled to extend 
the engagement. Tickets for this interesting performance are 

now on sale at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s box-office. 

• • • 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum announces another great new bill 
for next week. Among the numbers is Orville Han-old, the 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 20, 1917. 

American tenor, who until recently was principal tenor of the 
Century Opera Company and was under contract to sing in 
London. He was one of Oscar Hammerstein's tenors during 
the days of the New York Manhattan Opera Company and the 
Philadelphia Opera Company. Will M. Cressy and Blanche 
Dayne will divide the headline honors. This couple will appear 
in Mr. Cressy's latest one-act play, "A City Case." Frank Will- 
ing and Dolly Jordan will afford enjoyment by singing and 
piano playing. Martin and Fabbrini, who never allow them- 
selves to grow stale, title their offering "A Flight of Fantasy." 
Mme. Donald-Ayer, prima donna of the Boston Grand Opera 
Company, will be heard in a selected program. Dolores Valle- 
cita will introduce her imperial troupe of performing Indian 
leopards. Milt Collins, "The Speaker of the House," will di- 
vert with new witticisms, and Phyllis Neilson-Terry, the brilliant 
young English actress, will vary her program by singing Ivor 
Novella's "Carnival Time." 

* * * 

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. — Julia Culp, the famous 
Dutch lieder singer, will again be soloist with the San Fran- 
cisco Symphony Orchestra, directed by Alfred Hertz, on Sun- 
day afternoon, Janv.ary 21st, at the Cort Theatre, this being the 
second concert of the seventh regular pair of symphonies. The 
program given on Friday will be repeated in its entirety, the 
prices being cut in half, however, as is the custom at the Sunday 
concerts. Mme. Gulp's artistry will be exhibited in two "Claer- 
chen" lieder from Beethoven's "Egmont," "Freudvoll und Leid- 
voll" and "Die Trommel Geruhret." She 
will also sing Schubert's "Ave Maria'' 
and a group of three lieder: "Traume," 
"Standchen" and "Morgen," by Wagner, 
Schubert and Strauss respectively. The 
violin obligato in "Morgen" will be per- 
formed by Louis Persinger. Conductor 
Hertz has also programmed for the or- 
chestra itself the following: Brahm's rich 
Fourth Symphony in four movements; 
Saint-Saens' symphonic poem, "Phaeton," 
and Beethoven's overture to Goethe's 

tragedy, "Egmont." 

* * * 

Pantages Theatre. — The headline at- 
traction for the coming week at the Pan- 
tages starting Sunday matinee is an offer- 
ing that is considered to be one of the 
very few high-class, standard, instrumen- 
tal diversions, and is presented by the 
Imperial Military Octette, musicians who 
possess real talent and render a number 
of selections with a precision and artis- 
tic finish as pleasing to the eye as to the 
ear. Herbert Brooks, the clever card 
manipulator and escape artist, will appear 
as the extra added feature. This capable 
entertainer not only does card palming 
and seemingly impossible card tricks, but 
also presents a steel trunk mystery which 
is an act in itself. Ed. Correlli and Chas. 
Gillette, an "odd pair" in every sense of 
the word, specializing in rapid-fire pat- 
ter and comedy recitations, intermingled 
with funny falls and very clever acrobatic 
work, offer a variety act that not only 
contains a little bit of almost everything, 
but also comprises much real merit and 
entertainment. A singing and dancing act 
is well presented by the Whott Four, con- 
sisting of a female quartette of very 
pretty girls, attractively costumed, who 
sing a number of popular songs. The 
Millard Brothers — Bob and Bill — have an 
abundance of versatility in their enter- 
tainment, which is a combination of trick 
bicycle riding, spinning of hoops and ec- 
centric comedy. Other good numbers on 
the bill are Wilbur Brown, king of the 
ukulele, Wilford and Robert, two friends, 
and the thrilling picture serial, The Lass 
of the Lumberlands, Chapter Twelve. 

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in Oakland. — The first 
of the Oakland concerts to be given by the San Francisco Sym- 
phony Orchestra, under Alfred Hertz, is announced for Thurs- 
day evening, January 25th, at the Oakland Auditorium Theatre. 
The other two concerts of the series will be given on Friday 
evening, February 23d, and Thursday evening, March 22d. All 
of the events will be under the auspices of the Music Section of 
the Oakland Teachers' Association. The concert of January 
25th will have concert-master Louis Persinger as soloist. Per- 
singer's violinistic art will have expression in Bruch's Concerto 
for violin in C Minor. The other numbers are Tschaikowsky's 
"Pathetique" symphony; Smetana's overture to "The Bartered 
Bride," and Georges Enesco's First Roumanian Rhapsody. 

* * * 

Civic Center Auditorium — Lina Cavalieri, the "world fam- 
ous beauty" and "queen of song," and her husband, Lucien 
Muratore, the French tenor, will appear in San Francisco under 
the local direction of Frank W. Healy, at the Civic Center Au- 
ditorium. Sunday afternoon. February 25th, at two-thirty o'clock 
sharp. Either of these great artists is fully capable of crowding 
the Auditorium, but this double star attraction should draw such 
an audience as this city has seldom seen. Every man, woman 
and child will want to see Lina Cavalieri, of whom it has been 
said: "Her beauty was a favor bestowed by the gods," and 
Lucien Muratore, who is at present the sensation of the Chicago 
opera season. What Caruso is to the Metropolitan Opera Com- 
pany, Muratore is to the Chicago Opera Company. Muratore's 

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every appearance is the signal for "sold out" houses, and the 
management, realizing his tremendous vogue, has on several 
occasions announced gala performances, and increased the 
prices from $5 to $7 per seat. The critic of the Chicago Ameri- 
can in a recent issue wrote that Muratore "has taken Caruso's 
crown," and that "if there is a greater singer and actor than 
Lucien Muratore, he must be sitting unseen on the heights of 

Olympus; he is not born of mortal man." 

* * * 

Columbia. — The second and final week of George M. Cohan's 
latest play, "Hit-the-Traii Holliday," will commence this Sun- 
day night, January 21st, at the Columbia Theatre, where the 
play is the source of great fun for big audiences. For a com- 
edy, we doubt if any play was ever presented that so stirs the 
sympathetic chord of human nature, and at the same time 
arouses the comic element in our lives. The play is a product 
of the soil for a certainty. No other country in the world could 
produce such a character as the hero of this play, just as no 
other country could produce in real life such a character as 
Billy Sunday. A "pop" matinee is given Wednesday at prices 
ranging from 25 cents to $1. 

The first presentation here of Selig's greatest photoplay, "The 
Crisis," taken from Winston Churchill's book, will take place 
at the Columbia Theatre next Sunday night, January 28th. This 
film will be the one and only photoplay to be offered at the 
Columbia Theatre during the season. A symphony orchestra 
will be heard each afternoon and night that the photoplay is 


Behold me! with swift foot across the land 
Where desert winds are sleeping, I am come 
To wrest a secret from thee : O thou, dumb, 
And careless of my puny lips' command ! 

Cold orbs! — mine eyes a weary world have scanned 
Slow ear! in mine rings ever a vexed hum 
Of sobs and strife! of joy, mine earthly sun 
Is buried as thy form in burning sand. 

The wisdom of the ages thou hast heard; 
The circling courses of the stars hast known. 
Awake ! Thrill ! By my feverish presence stirred 
Open thy lips to still my human moan, — 
Breathe forth one glorious and mysterious word, 
Though 1 should stand, in turn, transfixed — a stone! 
— Mary Virginia Donagh McClurg. 

"No, sir, I don't believe in war," cried the little man. "It 

means invasion and confiscation and a forcible and brutal alter- 
ation of existing boundaries." The man across the way turned 
to his companion and asked in a whisper who the little man was. 
"He is a mapmaker," the companion whisperingly replied, "and 
he's got an immense stock of old maps on hand." — Bufl<ilo 

The Thinker — I've got a letter from my son out West. 

His Friend— What is Tom doing now? The Thinker — That's 
what I can't make out. He says he is engaged in the destruc- 
tion of weeds. Now, that may mean he's smoking a good many 
cigars, or that he is trying to induce some widow to make a sec- 
ond venture, or it may mean that he is doing farm work. — Neiv 
Orleans Picayune. 

"So young Mr. Scoops graduated from the School of 

Journalism." "Yes, with high honors." "I suppose he has 
joined one of the big city papers in an important capacity?" 
"No, he is still in the school. The faculty found him such an 
apt pupil that they retained him in a professorship to teach 
metropolitan journalism to the freshman class." — Puck. 

"Why must you always go out every time one of my wo- 
men friends calls?" "Well, my dear," responded her husband, 
"I am glad to meet your friends. But you must remember that 
I have heard the story of your Atlantic City trip about seven- 
teen times now." — Indianapolis Slar. 

"Her ideal is shattered." "What happened to it?" 

married it." — Detroit Free Press. 


Experienced Traveler (at railway restaurant) — When 

did that man at the other table give his order? Waiter — About 
ten minutes ago, sir. Traveler — What did he order? Waiter — 
Beefsteak and potatoes, sir. Traveler — How much did he tip 
you? Waiter — A dime, sir. Traveler — Well, here's a quarter. 
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Tickets -$2.50, $2.00, $1.50, $1.00 and 50c. Now on Sale at Sherman, 
Clay and Co.'s, Kearny and Sutter Streets. 

Columbia Theatre 

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"Pop" Matinee Wednesday, best seats $1- Cohan and Harris pre- 

With Frank Otto and Lola Merrill. 
Evenings, 25c, 50c, 75c. $1, $1-50. 
Sunday night, Jan. 28th — The screen sensation, "THE CRISIS." 


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Inside the German Empire, 1916 

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he replied that "juristically, America might have the right, but 
morally she was committing a great wrong." When such an 
attitude is assumed by these in high places, the belief of the 
mass of the people can readily be imagined. 

The point about the blockade is one on which the argument 
is not so clear-cut. The Germans say that the English are 
bringing the war to the non-combatants; they are seeking to 
starve women and children. The points about the interference 
with the mails and the blacklists are also difficult for an Ameri- 
can in Germany to answer, except to point out that grave pro- 
tests have been made by Washington against them both. . . . 

They frankly say that they have nothing to gain from Amer- 
ica, and so they think war might as well come. They think that 
America at war with Germany would be less harmful to her 
than America at peace, because they believe that if war came, 
America would keep all her munitions at home. Official Wash- 
ington regards the German belief on this point as wholly wrong. 
Our share of the war's burden would be borne by supplying 
even greater quantities of munitions to the Allies. 

Then, too, there is a question in Germany as to whether a 
diplomatic break with this country would actually mean war. 
It is believed at Washington that a break would mean war, and 
the German Government has itself so stated. Ambassador 
Bernstoff has made his position clear on this point, which was 
first raised in the celebrated pamphlet by "Junius Alter," issued 
recently, in which an astoundingly bitter attack was made upon 
the Chancellor and his secretaries. The writer, who is a promi- 
nent member of the Conservative party, expresses doubt as to 
"whether any one in Berlin ever tried to measure the exact 
consequences of a clash with America," and adds : 

"People with knowledge of the internal politics of the United 
States, and of its fleet and army, among them a well-known 
diplomatist, have declared that armed interference by America 
is absolutely out of the question. The only practical conse- 
quence of a break in diplomatic relations would be the confisca- 
tion of the merchant ships now lying in American ports." 

This pamphlet had a wide circulation and great popularity in 


Hawaiians wish to obtain from Congress the power to elect 
their own Governor. Territorial Governors have always been 
appointed by the President, but Hawaii is hardly in the class 
with territories of the United States that were simply States in 
the making. Hawaii is not a land just thrown open to settle- 
ment, requiring the supervision of Federal authority during a 
stage of infancy, as it were, but, rather, a well-fashioned pos- 
session, as capable of managing its own affairs as one of the 
sovereign States. It does actually manage its own affairs now. 
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, recently elected Delegate 
from the Islands to Congress, has presented to that body a bill 
granting the Hawaiians the privilege of deciding by ballot who 
their Governor shall be. "Should the measure be successful," 
he says, "it will be a preliminary step toward statehood for Ha- 
waii." Meanwhile, Porto Rico is claiming first attention. 

* * * 

Mr. Bryan's new home in North Carolina is to have a site on 
Sunset Mountain. It is not difficult to see that, if the election of 
November 7th had gone the other way, the paragraphers of the 
Republican press would not have permitted the name of this 
mountain to pass without attention. As matters stand, it is no 
easy task to make a joke out of the matter. At all events, Mr. 
Bryan was courageous enough to take the risk, having purchased 
the site before the official returns came in from the "certain" 

Republican States beyond the Missouri. 

* * * 

An obscure item in the press makes known the advance in the 
price of monkeys because of the closing of the world's largest 
animal market, at Hamburg. Germany. In some countries where 
the hurdy-gurdy man flourishes he is doubtless rejoicing that the 
price advance has not come in his busy season. The consumers, 
so to speak, apparently hardest hit by this economic condition, 
are, however, the audiences that trail the hurdy-gurdy man with 
exuberant interest. 

From the latest reports it appears that there is less reason 
now than ever before for anticipating any further serious slides 
in the Panama Canal. The Gaillard Cut is especially free from 
this kind of menace to navigation. In this connection it might 
be well enough to ask if it is not high time that some hat-raising 
were done in honor of the Corozal and the Paraiso, which per- 
formed some marvelous feats in the s'ide area? These are the 
mammoth dredges that nothing in the form of an obstruction 
can daunt. 

* * * 

Some twelve years ago King Edward VII — we have reason to 
know — returning from a successful diplomatic round on the 
Continent, said to a member of his family: "Thank God, I have 
put this war off ten years." 

* • * 

It is certainly something to remember that Lloyd George was 
not educated at any of the universities. As we might say in 
America, "He had a common school education." If the aristoc- 
racy can stand that, the democracy can. 

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The fire limits of San Francisco have been extended so as to 
take in the district measuring from the center of Sacramento 
street, from Stockton street to Jones ; center of Jones to center 
of California ; center of California to a point in the block mid- 
way between Van Ness avenue and Franklin ; both sides of Van 
Ness from California to center of Golden Gate avenue; center 
of Golden Gate avenue from said joint to center of Franklin 
street; center of Franklin from Golden Gate avenue to center of 
Fell; along entire line of Valencia from the intersection of Mar- 
ket and Valencia to a point midway in the center of the block 
on Valencia street between 16th and 17th, thence easterly and 
parallel with 16th to a point represented by the projection of 
Minna southerly and westerly, thence northerly and westerly 
parallel with Mission, along the center of what would be the 
projection of Minna where it is not cut through, and what would 
be the center of Minna where it is cut through, to the center 

of Ninth. 

* * * 

Announcement is made that the forty-first annual meeting of 
the Fire Underwriters Association of the Pacific will be held 
on February 6th and 7th in the board room of the Board of Fire 
Underwriters, Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. 
The nominating committee has presented the following names 
of officers and committees to be voted upon : President, Walter 
P. Parep; vice-president, Edwin Parrish; secretary-treasurer, 
Calvert Meade; assistant secretary, J. P. Moore. Executive 
Committee — A. M. Brown, Rolla V. Watt and Frank J. Devlin. 
Library Committee — Herbert Folger and J. M. Martin. The 
annual banquet will take place on the evening of the 7th at the 

St. Francis Hotel. 

* * * 

At a special meeting of company representatives it has been 
decided to abandon the proposition to consolidate the work of 
the special arson committee with that of the Fire Underwriters' 
Inspection Bureau. The special arson committee will be per- 
petuated by consolidating it with the Pacific Board. The office 
of arbitrator has been created for the latter body, and W. C. 
Sharpstein has been appointed to the position. His duties 
will be to settle disputes between the members and to investi- 
gate complaints. 

* * * 

The West Coast-San Francisco Life will hold its agency con- 
vention at San Francisco January 25th, 26th and 27th, and pre- 
parations are being made to appropriately entertain a large 
gathering. Last year's success has created great enthusiasm in 
the agency force, and a pleasant and profitable time is antici- 
pated. The attendance will include all superintendents of the 
industrial department, agency managers, and members of the 

Century Club. 

* * • 

After a brief visit to his family, who have been wintering in 
Piedmont, Vice-President F. F. Taylor departed for the home 
office of the Metropolitan on January 11th. Although enjoying 
a wide acquaintance all over the country, there is no point where 
Mr. Taylor feels more at home than at San Francisco and vicin- 
ity, and his visits are as frequent as is consistent with his duty 

to his company. 

* * » 

The Fidelity and Casualty, under management of C. B. Cor- 
nell and Chas. J. Bosworth, has written the $100,000 blanket 
bond of the Federal Reserve Bank at San Francisco. On Feb- 
ruary, J. R. McKinney, until recently assistant manager for the 
Globe Indemnity's Pacific department, has been appointed man- 
ager of the Fidelity & Casualty's new bonding department in 

California, and will assume his duties on February 1st. 

* * • 

John T. Fogarty, who recently declined re-election as chair- 
man of the board of fire commissioners for the city of San Fran- 
cisco in favor of Judge John F. Davis, who was elected to the 
position, has served in that office for the past two years. Mr. 
Fogarty is assistant departmental manager for the Royal and 
Queen insurance companies, under Manager Rolla V. Watt. 

* • * 

The Farmers' Life of Denver has taken over the business of 
the Guarantee Life of Houston, Tex., with assets exceeding two 
and a half million dollars and seventeen million in business. 

The Golden State Indemnity Company, organized in San 
Francisco for the special purpose of writing bonds for jitney 
'buses, has applied to the California Insurance Department for 
a license. The company has a cash capital of $25,000 and 
about $7,000 surplus. Andrew Gallagher is president of the 

* * * 

Under the terms of a bill which has been drawn by Assembly- 
man C. W. Lyons, of Los Angeles, a State fire insurance fund 
is proposed for the insurance of State and county buildings. It 
is proposed by the terms of this bill to apply all profits earned 
by the State doing a fire insurance business in this manner to 
the benefit of the school fund. 

* * * 

The Pacific Coast headquarters of the Phoenix Assurance 
Company are now at 222 Sansome street, on the ground floor 
of the new building especially constructed for" the company. 
Here all the business of the department in California, Oregon, 
Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona and Hawaii will be 
looked after by Edwin C. F. Knowles and his assistant, Munro 

* • * 

John Newton Russell, Jr., President of the National Associa- 
tion of Life Underwriters, and manager of the Pacific Mutual 
Life's home office department, has been presented with a beau- 
tiful silver loving cup by the members of the Pacific Mutual 
Agency Association in token of their appreciation of his work 
as the association's first president. 

* * * 

Responding to a writ of mandamus issued by Judge Crothers 
the Insurance Commissioner has issued a State license to the 
National Indemnity Exchange, made up largely of jitney 'bus 
owners and taxi-cab men, and the Exchange is now doing busi- 

* * * 

Harry C. Rubincam, general agent of the London and Lan- 
cashire Indemnity at Denver, has been selected as secretary of 
the Insurance Federation of Colorado, succeeding Mr. Drew, 
editor of the Insurance Report. 

* * * 

V. H. Galloway, at one time resident secretary for the Ameri- 
can Surety at San Francisco, and who has been recently sta- 
tioned at Salt Lake, has been appointed district manager for the 
company's business at Portland, Ore. 

» » * 

The Montana Life of Helena closed the year's work with 
sixteen million dollars of new business on the books. More 
than six million dollars of new business was written last year. 

Annual Clearance 


Big Reductions 

Gassner FURS 

Louis Gassner 

112-114 Geary St., 

San Francisco 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 20, 1917. 


The time has long since passed when fashions for misses 
were of secondary importance in the scheme of things. The 
fashioning of clothes for young people now receives as much at- 
tention as those of their elders, and certain French designers 
have, of late, been specially concentrating their efforts on pro- 
ducing modes for young girls and small children. 

Whether for school, college or the various social and outdoor 
activities which enter into the lives of all young people, we find 
an unlimited variety of styles. 

At present there is a distinct relation between the styles for 
grown-ups and those reaching the grown-up stage. The slim 
silhouette, to which women have taken with so much zeal, is 
reflected in misses' styles, and certainly there is nothing more 
befitting vhe slender grace of youthful figures than the modes 
which now prevail. 

The One-Piece Dress Peculiarly Adapted to Youth. 

In one-piece style are the majority of dresses, whether they 
are to be slipped on over the head or closed at the center front 
or back. Especially becoming are those that hang from a deep, 

Left — One-piece Box-Pleated Dress for Misses. Right- 
Sports Dress of Green and White Jersey Cloth. 

square yoke, and of these there are many varieties, for below 
the yoke the material may be side-pleated, box-pleated with 
groups of large or small pleats, or just simply gathered. To 
define the waistline, a leather belt, a regulation cloth belt or 
a long, narrow girdle is considered correct with this type of 
frock. The belt being such an important factor, then, it is not 
surprising to find many novelties in that line. One of the latest 
is a belt which starts out by being wide in front, but finally be- 
comes divided into two narrow strips at the sides and back. The 
upper halves fasten at the back and the lower halves are knotted 
loosely and hang down the back. Exceedingly attractive, also, 
are the pockets which give added charm to these dresses. 
Pointed, square, draped, gathered or plain, they appear in every 
conceivable form. 

Her Practical and Formal Dresses. 

For practical wear, the young girl wears dresses of the popu- 
lar wools, such as serge, gabardine, velours, broadcloth, checks 
and plaids. There is little trimming on these frocks; perhaps a 
touch of bead or wool embroidery, a contrasting collar, soutache 
braid or flat braid applied in rows. The large assortment of 

fashionable colors, including burgundy, plum, taupe, brown and 
green, has not ousted navy blue, which is still a favorite. 

For her social activities, sweet sixteen may have her choice 
of soft chiffon velvet, velveteen, taffeta, satin, charmeuse, silk 
poplin or Georgette crepe, depending on the occasion for which 
her dress is intended. For dance frocks, tulle, silk net, chiffon 
and Georgette are particularly girlish, while for a very elabo- 
rate dress nothing is more charming than the silver tissue cloths. 
Her slippers are of satin, to match the color of her dress, or 
else of silver or gold tissue. 

Pale or bright pink, blue, maize, apricot and white are the 
colors specially adapted to the youthful evening dress. Some 
delightful frocks are composed of layers of tulle in different 
harmonizing colors placed one above the other, and the merging 
of these colors produces a wonderfully artistic effect. 

If the selection of her evening frock gives a girl many thrills 
of pleasure — and every one knows it does — she also derives 
a great deal of enjoyment from her sports clothes. Sports 
clothes, to-day, are wholly charming. Such bright, gay colors 
as are used for them can only reflect the spirit of joy and ex- 
uberance which they embody. The enjoyment of sports is 
really doubled by the lovely clothes that are worn for them. 

The skirts of sports dresses and suits are worn very short, 
and the models are either plain or pleated. With bright-colored 
skirts are worn slip-on middys of v/ool or silk jersey in a con- 
trasting color. Hip-length coats of angora and fancy wools are 
also frequently seen. The accepted trimming for winter sports 
suits is either fur or leather. Scotch plaids and checks in 
bright colors are very much in evidence. Some of the latest 
suits are dark green with fine yellow lines forming the checks. 
Others are in solid block effects in golden brown and black, 
and other pretty color combinations. 

A First-Class Garage 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between OFarrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
and the prices are moderate. 


Winter Sports 
at Truckee 

Annual Fiesta of the Snows more 
popular than ever. 

Alaska Dog Teams 
Novel amusement and keen out-of- 
door recreation. 

Spend a day or two in California's 
"Arctic Region," in the high Sierras 
and enjoy these exhilarating sports. 
Only a night's ride from San Fran- 

Round-trip Excursion tickets, with 8- 
day return limit, on sale every Mon- 
day and Wednesday during the sea- 

Greater reduction for tickets sold 
Fridays and Saturdays, with return 
limit following Tuesday. 
Comfortable rooms and good meals 
at reasonable prices at Southern 
Pacific Hotel. 


Southern Pacific 

Write for folder on the "Apache Trail of Arizona" 

January 20, 1917. 

and California Advertiser 



Trade Continues 
In Larger Volume 

High prices for raw materials have 
had little or no influence in restrict- 
ing consumption. Trade everywhere 
continues in large volume, and were 
it not for the car shortage the movement would be even greater 
than it is. There has never been a year when the inadequacy of 
transportation facilities has meant a larger dollars-and-cents 
loss to the shippers. The railroads have done their best to give 
the public good service, but it is evident that they will have to 
have better equipment if they are to keep up with the growth of 
the country. Nearly every distributing center has suffered from 
car shortage, which has been also an important influence in 
creating the fuel famine which has threatened certain com- 
munities. Scarcely any new mileage was constructed during 
1916 — the smallest amount with one exception since 1864 — 
but it is evident that large outlays for new work and new equip- 
ment must be provided in the near future. Such improvements, 
combined with the efforts the railroads are making to render 
their present equipment more efficient, are imperatively neces- 
sary in order to avoid repetition of the congestion seen at many 
distributing centers during the past year. This may be no easy 
task, but the problem is an important one and of direct interest 
to the whole population. December purchases of railway equip- 
ment are reported to have broken all records. 

The Independent Oil Producers' Agency of Los Angeles 

computes the 1916 reduction in California crude petroleum 
stocks at 12,336,886 barrels, against a reduction of 13,110,861 
barrels as computed by the Standard Oil Company. The agency 
estimates production at 91,976,019 barrels and shipments at 
104,312,905 barrels. Total stocks on January 1, 1917, were 
43,640,294 barrels, against 55,977,180 barrels on January 1, 

Practically all the sugar growing plantations in the world 

are extending their fields to reap the advantages of the present 
high prices in sugar. Combinations are being made in Cuba and 
other centers of sugar shipping to maintain high prices. 

Preliminary figures on the U. S. foreign trade for 1916 

shows an international export credit in favor of this country of 
$3,000,000. During 1915, the export balance was $1,750,000. 
World's record balances in all the history of trade. 

The production of California metals for 1916, according 

to the State Mining Bureau, is $119,314,000 vs. $96,663,361 in 
1915. For the first time it exceeded $100,000,000. 


Time, a tolling bell, 
Forward, in broadening rings 
Sounding many a knell, 
Forever swings. 

Fate, who pulls the rope, 
And summons slaves and kings. 
Laughs at the death of Hope, 
And, tugging, sings. 

Yet, circling round that tower, 
Where streaming ivy clings, 

Peace, after the shower 

1 see thy wings! 

— Thomas Gordon Luke. 

Willis — Then you don't think there is any danger of us 

New Yorkers ever being prisoners of a foreign foe? Gillis — 
Absolutely none. How could the enemy get in? The trains 
don't run in the winter, the roads are too muddy in the fall, and 
the streets are all torn up in the spring, and if they did get in 
during the summer they'd find everybody away. — Life. 

"Your daughter is getting quite a big girl, isn't she?" 

'Yes; she's big enough now to wear short dresses." — Topeka 

Lottie — Do you believe in the power of religion ? Hat- 
tie — Well, rather! I am at the top of the social ladder since I 
joined the right church. — Life. 

"I really don't believe," said Gladys, coyly, "that you 

particularly wanted to hear me sing." "I did, indeed," her ad- 
mirer protested. "I had never heard you." — Livingston Lance. 

Willis — I wonder if there will ever be universal peace? 

Gillis — Sure. All they've got to do is to get the nations to 
agree that in case of war the winner pays the pensions. — Dallas 

First Voluntary Aid- — This patient's temperature is 105 

degrees. What shall I do? Second Voluntary Aid — Put him 
down 100. The doctor gets so nervous if it's more.— Sydney 

She — Now that you've got a raise of sixty a month, Tom, 

we can afford a more expensive flat. He — But we're very com- 
fortable here. How would it do if I ask the landlord to raise 
our rent? — Boston Globe. 

"I don't see why mothers can't see the faults in their 

children," said Mrs. Smith to Mrs. Jones. "Do you think you 
can?" asked Mrs. Jones. "Why, I would in a minute if my 
children had any."— Neil' York American. 

"Ever read Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'?" "Yes," 

replied Mr. Penwiggle. "Wonderful, isn't it?" "I should say 
so. That fellow must have had an awful pull with the publish- 
ers to get that stuff printed." — Washington Star. 

Mary Ann — Please, mum, I wish to give notice. My 

cousin has got me a place in a munitions factory. Mistress- 
Dear me, Mary! Well, of course you know that if you go drop- 
ping shells about as you do our crockery you won't remain long 
in your situation. — Liverpool Globe. 

"Mr. Editor, the Mayor spoke very feelingly when wel- 
coming us here and sympathized with us in the hardships we 
endured while prisoners in G. S. W. A., but I can assure you all 
those hardships can be considered as a pleasure when compar- 
ing them with the magnificent reception that was extended us." 
— Letter from a released prisoner of war in the Capetown, B. 
S. A., Times. 

Jack disliked being kissed. One day he had been kissed 

a lot. Then, to make matters worse, on going to the picture- 
palace in the evening, instead of his favorite cowboy and Indian 
pictures there was nothing but a lot more hugging and kissing. 
He returned home completely out of patience with the whole 
tribe of women. After he had been tucked into bed mother 
came in to kiss him good-night. He refused. Mother begged 
and begged, till in disgust he turned to his father, who was 
standing at the doorway, looking on, and said : "Daddy, for 
heaven's sake, give this woman a kiss!" — Tit-Bits. 

"John," said the thoughtful woman, "get your overshoes. 

It's wet and snowy." "I haven't any overshoes." "Take an 
umbrella, anyhow." "I haven't any umbrella." "At least you 
will wear an overcoat." "Left it downtown." "Well, go ahead 
and see what happens," she concluded, in a tone of patient re- 
signation. "I have always been kind of anxious to see how 
these unpreparedness ideas of yours would work out." — New 
York Globe. 

The editor in charge of the Personal Inquiry column 

opened his seventieth letter with a groan. "I have lost three 
husbands." a lady reader had written, confidentially, "and now 
have the offer of a fourth. Shall I accept him ?" The editor 
dipped his pen in the ink. This was the last straw. "If you've 
lost three husbands," he wrote, "I should say you are much too 
careless to be trusted with a fourth." — Tit-Bits. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 20, 1917. 


Just when the motor car dealers were getting into good action 
to bring H. A. French, superintendent of the State Motor Vehi- 
cle Department, to terms for cancelling their license plates as 
a punishment for alleged infractions of the provisions of the 
iaw, French rescinded his orders and all involved are again 
good friends — at least so they say. 

French, however, is a pretty astute individual, and the 
chances are that he wasn't scared into anything. The way 
things worked out is probably the way the superintendent an- 
ticipated. The motor car dealers of the State are a pretty good 
sort, and were mighty valuable allies when it came to passing 
the $15,000,000 State highway bill. French knows this, and 
he also knew that a certain provision of the Motor Vehicle Act 
had been generally violated. His newspaper instincts probably 
suggested to him a means to an end. However, he did not 
emerge from the scrimmage without a few scratches himeslf, 
for a Southern California judge is reported to have opined that 
French was acting out of his jurisdiction in arbitrarily adjudi- 
cating a case. 

The trouble first started when French informed several of the 
dealers that their licenses had been cancelled and instructed 
them to return to the State Motor Vehicle department their 
license plates. French based his action upon alleged failures 
of the dealers to report to the motor vehicle department sales of 
cars. The dealers did not deny the charges, but they said that 
their shortcomings were due either to ignorance of the law, or 
carelessness, or neglect, the latter being probably the cause in 
nearly every instance. 

French stated he was acting absolutely within the letter of 
the law, and that he was making the dealers pay the letter 
penalties for infractions of the statute. The dealers on the 
other hand, replied French was acting in a high-handed manner, 
that the stand he took was czarlike, and declared that French 
should have called their attention to the failures, because, the 
dealers claimed, they could not have occurred without the notice 
of his department. 

Furthermore, the dealers accused French of assuming judicial 
authority which is by no means provided in the law. To back 
up their point of view they took steps to carry their grievances 
to court. 

License plates is a matter of the greatest importance to the 
dealers, because their cancellation virtually puts them out of 
business, in that without them they cannot move their cars from 
the freight sheds to their various establishments, prevents their 
demonstrating second-hand and new cars to prospective buyers, 
and keeps them off the streets and public highways entirely. 

The State Motor Vehicle Act provides for fines and penalties 
for violations of its provisions. The dealers maintain that if 
French noticed that they were neglecting to report car sales, 
which he should have done almost immediately after the sales, 
it was his duty to call the offenders' attentions to these failures 
at the times they occurred, and not wait until the end of the 
year, when the dealers renewed their applications for license 
plates. Because French did not do this the dealers virtually 
charge French with dereliction of duty. But, admitting that 
they are guilty of violations of the law, the dealers say it was 
up to French to arrest the offending dealers, charge them 
with misdemeanor, and punish them according to the law, in- 
stead of assuming the role of both judge and jury, and meting 
out unfair punishment. 

The dealers claim othei arbitrary actions on the part of 
French which they seem determined to settle, but license plates 
was the most important item. The chances are that on the lat- 
ter score there will be no further trouble. 

» * * 

Motor and Accessory Manufacturers Elect Officers 

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Motor and Ac- 
sessory Manufacturers held at the New York headquarters, C. 
W. Stiger of the Stromberg Motor Devices Co., Chicago, was 
re-elected president of the big motor and accessory organization 
to serve one year. Other officials elected to serve for the en- 

suing year are First-Vies President, Charles E. Thompson, 
president of the Steel Products Co. of Cleveland; second vice- 
president, E. H. Broadwell. vice-president of the Fisk Rubber 
Co., Chicopee Falls, Mass.; third vice-president T. J. Wetzel, of 
the Precision Die Casting Co., Syracuse, N. Y. ; treasurer, L. M. 
Wainwright, president of the Diamond Chain and Manufactur- 
ing Co., Indianapolis; secretary and assistant treasurer, Alfred 
P. Sloan, Jr., president of the United Motors Corporation, New 

* * * 

Agent Warns Owners Against Common Error 

"Many a good car has been condemned by the owner through 
the inexperience of the repairman," says M. M. Hartmann, head 
of the Hartmann Motor Sales Agency, local distributers of 
Moon and Elgin cars. "Thousands of dollars are thrown away 
yearly by motor car owneis in this manner. The owners often 
tail to appreciate the wisdom of taking their car to places where 
the workmen are absolutely familiar with the designs. On most 
repair and adjustment jobs three-quarters of the time charged 
for is spent in locating the trouble, and one-quarter in making 

the repairs and adjustments themselves." 

* * * 

Peace Rumors Do Not Affect Auto Buying 

"While the rumors of peace in Europe have affected the stock 
market, they have not affected the buying of motor cars," says 
Ray E. Halloway, of the Du Broy Motor Company, the local 
Saxon agency. "The general prosperity of the farmer and 
manufacturer of staple lines offsets the effect of the peace ru- 
mors. Manufacturers have sufficient orders ahead to keep their 
factories running full capacity for the next two years, and 

farmers can sell everything they can produce at top prices." 

» * * 

Milwaukee First In Lesser Auto Shows 

"Milwaukee stole a march on the other cities of its class by 
national exhibition in New York," says W. L. Hughson, presi- 
dent of the Pacific KisselKar Branch. "The Wisconsin me- 
tropolis is fast increasing in importance as a motor car market, 
and a great many manufacturers duplicated their New York ex- 
hibits for the Milwaukee show." 

Going to Travel? 

Telephone Sutter 6300 for a 
Southern Pacific Passenger Agent 

He will call on you— 

Inform you as to Fares, 
Routes and Stopovers- 
Procure and deliver your 
Railroad and Pullman 

And arrange for Checking 
your Baggage— 

We maintain our offices for the ac- 
commodation and convenience of the 

Southern Pacific 

Ask for Folder on the Apache Trail of Arizona 

January 20, 1917. 

and California Advertiser 


Women's Influence Far Reaching in Auto Buying. 

The motor car manufacturer is always confronted with the 
important problem of just how much consideration should be 
given to the woman buyer in the design and equipment of his 
product. P. D. Stubbs, director of sales of the Premier Motor 
Corporation, presents some new and interesting facts on this 

"If absolutely accurate figures could be obtained upon the 
sales of automobiles during the past year," said Stubbs, "I be- 
lieve that automobile dealers and manufacturers alike would 
be astounded at the major number of times that the feminine 
portion of the family made the final decision. Comparatively 
few cars are actually purchased by women, but their influence 
is far reaching." 

Tells Farmers to Regard Auto as Toy— Sometimes 

"The best advice I can give to you faremrs is to stop working 
so hard and do some playing. Buy an automobile, and use it 
for a plaything, not merely for farm work." 

This was the advice that came unexpectedly in the course of 
an address before the Missouri farmers in the farmers' week 
conferences of the University of Missouri last week, from R. S. 
Kellogg, secretary of the National Lumber Manufacturers Asso- 
ciation, in his talk on farm structures. His argument in favor 
of the automobile as a farmers' plaything was : 

"A prominent physician says that notwithstanding the sup- 
posed healthfulness of farm life, a very large proportion of the 
farmers have altogether too high blood pressure, and are easily 
subject to diseases which men in a normal condition can resist. 
He says that this is due chiefly to the fact that the farmer's life 
has been all work and no play, and for this reason the advent 
of the automobile has been the greatest health producing fac- 
tor in farm life. Since the plaything is rather an expensive one 
it demands good care. Ar> automobile should have a house of 
its own, and not simply be run into the barn wherever handy, or 
put under a shed. Garage construction is so simple that the 
farmer and his boys can build a garage themselves, if so dis- 
posed,. and the total outlay need not be more than that required 
to purchase 2,000 or 3,000 feet of lumber and a few shingles." 

National Parks Big Assets to Country 

That the National Parks are now real magnets which induce 
Americans to become acquainted with their own country, was 
particularly accentuated on Motoring Day of the Washington 
conference conducted by the Department of the Interior. At 
the request of Secretary Franklin K. Lane, the American Auto- 
mobile Association took in hand this phase of the week's ses- 
sions, which covered every possible angle of National Parks 
management and progress. 

It was to be expected that the American Automobile Associa- 
tion officers, headed by President H. M. Rowe would put for- 
ward the motoring proposition as second to no other in the en- 
larging use of the nation's playgrounds. In his introductory 
talk. President Rowe thus referred to our general tardiness in 
Parks preparedness : 

"The parks have not been ready to be seen; the preparation 
for it has been intermittent and haphazard, and the help from 
Congress have been given grudgingly. But with the coming of 
Secretary Lane in the Department of the Interior and his ex- 
cellent selection of Stephen Mather as his assistant and in direct 
charge of the National Parks, there has come a wholesome and 
invigorating change in the policy pursued toward improving 
the facilities for seeing and enjoying our wonderful scenic as- 

* * * 

Bulk of Motor Tourists Headed West 

An accurate record of tourist traffic during the 1916 season 
kept by the motor authorities at Ely, Nevada, indicates that the 
traffic reached the highest point ever recorded during the past 
year. During the summer months in particular there was an 
uninterrupted stream of motor cars traveling in both directions 
on the Lincoln Highway. West bound traffic was considerably 
heavier than that toward the East. 

September was the month of heaviest through motor travel- 
ings 308 automobiles having been registered in Ely during that 
month. Despite the fact that the Lincoln Highway was not 
open over the Sierras until June, due to the snow which re- 

mained in the passes, 170 tourists' automobiles were checked 
for January 1st to June 1st. 

Northern California is making an earnest endeavor to raise 
funds for the improvement of the Lincoln Highway in Nevada, 
where the worst sections of road in the transcontinental journey 
are to be found, and where local improvement is out of the ques- 
tion, due to the long mileage and the scarce population. 

With the^ improvement of the Nevada section of the Lincoln 
Highway, it is the logical presumption that transcontinental 
tourists will continue straight through to San Francisco as the 
western objective of their drive. 

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owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 20, 1917. 


"Years of My Youth." 

Out of the fullness of nearly fourscore years Mr.Howells 
essays the autobiographical vein, but not for the first time. He 
has already permitted us interesting glimpses into portions of 
his life, as readers of "My Literary Passions" and "Literary 
Friends and Acquaintance" will pleasurably recall. Mr. How- 
ells visions his youth through a vista of many years. Born in 
1837 at Martin's Ferry, on the shores of the Ohio River, his 
youth spanned the critical period antedating the Civil War. 
These antebellum years were at times often tense and exciting 
in the slow gathering of the storm, and echoes of many memor- 
able and historic events find their place in Mr. Howells's pages. 
The narrative is given over chiefly to sketching the humble life 
of the Ohio lad, passing from one town to another, as the family 
fortunes ebbed or flowed, and as the father's successive news- 
paper work and newspaper enterprises necessitated. 

Harper & Brothers, New York. 

* * * 

"The Beetle." 

A mystery story by Richard Marsh, which has aptly been 
coupled, as a consummate achievement in the literature of the 
creepy and uncanny, with Bram Stoker's "Dracula." An idola- 
trous cult of the East, a revenge in which the instrument of 
vengeance is an uncouth monster in the form of a bettle — a ter- 
ror by night and by day — the baleful gaze of hypnotizing eyes 
that produce a paralysis of mind and body, the weird, malevo- 
lent tricks of conjuring, not to mention a kidnapping, a murder 
and a rescue — these are the elements, almost baffling belief, out 
of which the author has woven a tale so irresistibly impressive 
that even the most matter-of-iact reader will feel the last ves- 
tige of incredulity slipping away. 

G. P. Putnam's Sons, N»w York. 

"The Nautilus." 

The January number of Nautilus (Holyoke, Mass.) is calcu- 
lated to inspire its readers to resolve and do. One of its spe- 
cial features appropriate to the New Year is a symposium of 
self-experience articles on "New Jobs for Old." The first of the 
three articles in it is the winner of the second prize, "How 
Silent Thought Grew Two Businesses and Created a New Pro- 
fession," by Miss Marie Walters. The next is the experience 
of one of America's most famous authors and lecturers, George 
Wharton James, on "How I Became an Extemporaneous 
Speaker." The third is tne story of a San Francisco elevator 
operator, who, when one job deserted him, through a change in 
ownership, grew into another and a better one in the same place. 

He * ate 

Are We an Efficient Nation? 

There are two views about what will happen after the war 
in the world of commerce and finance. One is the view that for a 
long time to come we shall have nothing to fear from Europe. 
The other is the view that we shall have everything to fear from 
Europe. The former is the view entertained by, or at least at- 
tributed to President Wilson, and undoubtedly shared by mary 
members of his administration. A comprehensive answer is 
given in the January Nort'.i American Review. 

* * * 

Among the fiction promised by the Scribners for the spring 
are the following: "The Castaways," a novel by W. W. Jac- 
obs; "The Children of the Desert," a novel by Louis Dodge, 
author of "Bonnie May;" two new volumes of "The Stories of 
H. C. Bunner;" "Jan and Her Job," a romance of India and 
England by L. Allen Harker; "Bringing Out Barbara," a love 
story by Ethel Train, author of "Son;" a book of stories by C. B. 
Davis, "Her Own Sort;" and "The Hiding Places," a romance 

by Allen French. 

* * * 

The January American Magazine. 

The most attractive feature about the January American Mag- 
azine is the leading article by Booth Tarkington called "Nipskil- 

lions." It relates some of Mr. Tarkington's own opinions of 
drink founded upon his experience and his knowledge of the 
experience of men he has known well. Running it a close sec- 
ond is "Why Married Men are More Successful in Business than 
Bachelors," which explains the point suggested by the title. 
An article on selling insurance emphasizes that to do business 
one must know people. Laurette Taylor, the favorite of "Peg 
o' My Heart," tells of her experience on the stage, and Kath- 
leen Norris writes about her native State, California. 

* * * 

Victory Crowned. 

Paul Elder & Company, San Francisco, will soon publish a 
volume of Thoughts en Immortality, entitled "Victory 
Crowned," compiled by Page Fellowes, with an introduction by 
Horatio Dresser. The selections from the many authors quoted 
will help to the consciousness of the natural, divine, ever-pres- 
ent revelations of the Divinity — convincing that the life beyond 
is real. 

* * * 

Scientific Singing. 

E. Standard Thomas has in press for early publication by 
Paul Elder & Company, San Francisco, a stimulating statement 
of fundamental principles of singing, written in response to the 
repeated requests of the lulhor's pupils. The bock is to be 
entitled "Scientific Singing." 

-"Curiosity and acquisitiveness abnormally large," said 

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ored. Sambo rolled his eyeballs and showed two rolls of white 
ivory. "Imitativeness, casuality and conscientiousness small; 

which, with your weak mouth, indicate " "Don't you be so 

shu 'bout me habin' a weak mouf. I kin crack nuts in ma teef." 
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master of the sea-raiders. 

Eggs may now be sent by parcels post, and insurance ob- 
tained on them as one would on other precious gems. 

"Clean out the Tenderloin!" cry the preachers. Good 

idea. But where will you put the rubbish, reverend sirs ? 

The construction of two more lines of car tracks on Mar- 
ket street should cause a boom in accident insurance policies. 

Each side in Europe gleefully predicts that the other side 

will be starved out in a few months. Cheerful lot, these fighting 

The National Association of movie men has decided to 

bar the nude from the fiims. Sad news for prurient-minded 

The Republican party is seeking a new Moses. What it 

needs most of all is a new heart, a new backbone, and a new set 

of principles. 

Eight-pound mallard has been killed by a northern 

hunter. We have a strong suspicion that it was a honker goose 
traveling incognito. 

Twenty-five thousand National Guardsmen will be sent 

back from the border at once. What an onslaught there will be 
on mother's pantry! 

Santa Clara man shot himself in the arm while hunting 

rabbits last Sunday. Chasing 'em with beagles is safer for both 
the hunter and the bunny. 

Bulgaria demands that the Allies be subjected to "mer- 
ciless war to the death." All that stands in the way of that is 
the stubbornness of the Allies. 

The Japanese are now planning to take Java away from 

the Dutch, according to the press alarmists. They should take 
Mocha, too, to make the job complete. 

Whole flock of patriots who hold State jobs want a raise 

in salaries. Most of them are not drawing more than twice as 
much as they were able to make in civil life. 

Beecham, the pill man, left five million dollars behind 

him. Moral: From rolling little pellets shall big rolls grow. 

It is suspected that the prohibitionists are behind this 

set the clock ahead an hour and save daylight plan, for it would 
close the saloons an hour earlier in the morning. 

Scrapping of the navies is advocated as a measure for 

permanent peace. A good scrap between the navies is what the 
bloodthirsty portion of the public is hankering for. 

"Going to church?" asks mother. "Yes," says father, 

leader of vice probe reports. "I'm looking through the papers 
to see where I'm likely to hear the nastiest sermon." 

Gambler at Stockton was filled full of shot from a shot- 
gun in the hands of a man named Riddle. The reporters' favor- 
ite phrase, "riddled with shot," made good in this instance. 

Two Sierra miners who sued the city for $100,000 be- 
cause of the encroachment of the Hetch Hetchy road, got $160. 
Thought they had located a bonanza, and found it merely a 

Some of the Republicans who are howling over the pro- 
motion of Dr. Cary T. Grayson were notoriously silent when 
Roosevelt gave General Leonard Wood his long jump in the 

Thousand men killed in battle is worth a paragraph in 

the news. And twenty killed in a munition plant explosion is 
worth a column. No moral. Figure out the psychology of it 

The proposition is made to substitute electrocution for 

hanging in California at a cost of $15,000. So few murderers 
are executed in this State that the proposed change is hardly 
worth the price. 

It has been decided that Oakland's chief of police shall 

have supervision over private police organizations. If he can't 
keep his own sleuths' fingers out of the graft, how does he ex- 
pect to do anything with the other fellow's? 

This annual comic cpera, "Cleaning Up Vice, or Tempor- 
arily Robbing the Police of their Graft," is tiresome to any one 
with a memory long enough to recall that each spasm has the 
same result — a spurt of virtue, then off with the lid again. 

Government figures show that last year was one of the 

fattest in the way of returns ever enjoyed by the farmers of the 
United States. Not being a corpulent producer, but a lean con- 
sumer, we heartily refrain from giving three rousing cheers. 

The police discovered that there was a gambling den 

close to the Hall of Justice only when a victim of the place shot 
one of the proprietors. Not a bad idea. The public can very 
nicely get along without the proprietors of several other places 
of whose existence the police are ignorant 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 27, 1917 


Some years ago one of the canniest 
Chasing Vice citizens of San Francisco remarked 

With Hot Air. to a group of men who were discuss- 

ing the city's condition : "The wisest 
man here cannot foresee what will develop next in this peculiar 
town. Only of one action are we certain: when daily news is 
flat, one of the local papers is certain to start a reform campaign 
of some kind." 

That is what has occurred in this nick of time. An added 
grief was an effort on the part of The Examiner to counterbal- 
ance, if possible, the sensational data now being published in 
The Chronicle, in an attack on a local corporation. Such action 
was necessary to save the face of The Examner. That paper 
has been after the scalp of Chief of Police White for lo, these 
many, many moons, and rides on Hope to pick him from his 
job. Hope will reach only the boneyard this trip. 

It is significant that prior to the opening of this campaign 
against Vice that no preliminary "scathing" vice articles ap- 
peared in that paper. A squad of ministers were summoned by 
telephone to head the skirmish line. The skirmish line repre- 
sents practically the whole army, paid in publicity. The min- 
isters started out to gather inside info, regarding vice, but failed 
to paint it after the cubist style, so a detail of reporters, thirty- 
two, according to reports of the articles, are now on the rounds 
taking pen pictures of Vice at her Wust. They put the repor- 
torial punch in their articles, something that the ministers' de- 

such so-called free markets are of interest only to small truck 
farmers whose output is so limited that it must be peddled. 
Senator Brown contends that the remedy of the high cost of 
living and the best way to knock out the food trust is to estab- 
lish State commission markets, which he visualizes will swarm 
with patrons. Weinstock jeers at the idea that housewives will 
visit such markets to buy of huckster farmers. He claims that 
no matter how alluring such a market could be made in attrac- 
tive settings and the best of farming produce at cheap prices, 
it would fizzle. His understanding of the reason why is em- 
braced in the returns of a round of question letters he mailed to 
293 farmers, in the Peninsula and delta belt, who are in an 
excellent position to furnish San Francisco with their produce. 
Only 84 farmers noticed the letter; out of that number "not one 
single producer showed any inclination to take advantage of 
the generous offer." One farmer replied that he produced 60,- 
000 sacks of onions in one season, and "I could not peddle them 
out retail in 25 cent lots; it would take too long. I must sell 
wholesale." Then follows a significant sentence: "As for the 
commission men, a majority of farmers sell no more on commis- 
sion, and soon none will do so. Cash must be paid on delivery. 
We farmers cannot afford to speculate in prices." 

It is this situation which has brought about the remarkable 
success of the green grocery business that now threads the 
apartment districts in San Francisco and other large cities. 
Though living within a block of these huckster stalls, practi- 


scription of crime sadly lacked. An effort to dig up a list of 
"Prominent Cits." to pose for photos in lambasting Vice Un- 
adorned, has fallen flat. Hustling reporters are now struggling 
to borrow lay figures from tailors' shops to display as vice-presi- 
dents on the platform of the Auditorium. An audience always 
likes to see something on the stage, even if it is bunk. Solid 
citizens, backed by the officials of the administration, would be 
behind such a movement were there the least of signs that a 
"vice" cleaning round was necessary. 

A New Angle of 
The Food Problem. 

Have the women in the big cities of 
California revolutionized, through 
the use of the telephone, the ways 
of marketing food for their babies? 
That is the inference developed by the hot contention now being 
waged between State Market Director Harris Weinstock and 
Senator William E. Brown of Los Angeles. The high cost of 
living is insistently prodding the question to the fore. Market 
Director Weinstock contends that the best results in marketing 
for both producers and consumers are to be obtained by organi- 
zations of producers into strong co-operative associations, with 
a State representative to check any possible abuses and to give 
full publicity regarding methods and profits, all fields to be in 
free competition. His idea is that the city markets should be 
controlled by the municipality rather than by the State, because 

cally every housewife orders her green groceries by telephone, 
a new element in the cost of living as regards quantity and qual- 
ity. No woman would buv a spring hat or a new gown in that 
way. Evidently they are more concerned in what they put on 
their backs than what they put in the family stomach. 


The constant crimping and hedging 
Handicapping of capital throughout the country by 

Local Capital. so-called progressive legislation is 

having a depressing effect in invest- 
ment fields. California has suffered in this respect ever since 
the Kearny sand lot riots. A number of keen-sighted local 
capitalists of that day read the handwriting on the wall and 
transferred their business headquarters and the bulk of their 
investments to New York. Other capitalists have since fol- 
lowed them. Politicians and theorists are now in the saddle 
of legislation, and, to maintain themselves, are truckling to the 
demands of labor, as was conspicuously illustrated in the pass- 
age of the Adamson bill, a bill that struck a hard blow at the 
spirit of arbitration throughout the country. 

The recent decision of Judge Hunt setting forth the right of 
the city government to parallel the lines of the United Railroad 
Company on Market street, a right which was conceded to no 
other private company, will manifestly create widespread dis- 
turbance in collateral investments, provided of course that the 

January 27, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

Either Piffle 
Or Preparedness 

decision is sustained by the higher courts. The changes it may 
bring about in public utilities would prove revolutionary, com- 

For some time past, Easterners have regarded California as 
a dubious field, owing to its radical tendencies. The Judge 
Hunt decision will deepen that feeling. This comes at a time 
too when large amounts of funds are greatly needed for better- 
ments by the large transportation companies of the country. 

The last of the forces of National 
Guardsmen, 25,000, who were among 
those that marked the high tide of 
the "Preparedness" movement and 
the advance into Mexico to round up Villa, returned to the Rio 
Grande border this week, preparatory to being mustered out. 
Though they failed to accomplish, from a military viewpoint, 
any definite results in Mexico, they succeeded in gaining what 
the government was determined to attain, a recognition from the 
general public that only through marshaling volunteer citizens 
in large numbers and drilling them in camps and theoretical 
campaigns under U. S. Army officers, can any satisfactory re- 
sults be had that will make for comparative preparedness. 

To army officers, the present war has trumpeted a major 
warning in preparedness; that is, to have a number of generals 
on the regular staff capable of handling masses of troops of 
300,000 in number. The United States has sent high officers 
abroad to study this problem; but efficient practice in such 
field of maneuvres is required in order to develop suppleness 
and accuracy as well as absolute confidence in the commander 
and his staff. That is cogent reason why the ranks of the 
National Guard and the regular army should be filled according 
to the clauses of the military bills recently passed by Congress 
to materialize as large a force as possible in Preparedness. A 
showing of 500,000 men in arms in annual maneuvres, with all 
the co-ordinate units and departments working with well-oiled 
efficiency, would serve as a great deterrent on any foreign power 
bent on taking a chance at Uncle Sam's rich domains. 


The two hundred prettiest girls in the State — each one "Maid- 
in-California" — are to-day being hunted out by the Home In- 
dustry League to act as "living pictures" to illustrate the pleas- 
ing progress of Home Industry during 1916, which proved to 
be a banner year for the State's factories and farms. Arrayed 
in costumes suitable to the particular industry each girl will 
represent — from chic "Parisian" bathing one-piece suits, which 
are made in San Francisco for European export, to fur coats 
made here for export to colder climes — they will produce a pa- 
geant at the Palace Hotel on the night of Thursday, February 
8th. The pageant will be known to history as an "Animated 
Exhibit of California products." Each girl will represent some 
State industry in whatever manner the girl thinks most effec- 
tive. The girls design; the League members foot the bills. 


I am the Prince of unremembered towers 
Destroyed before the birth of Babylon; 
And I was there when all the forest shone 
While pale Medea culled her deadly flowers. 
I heard the iron weeping of the King 
When Orpheus sang to life his buried joy 
And I beheld upon the walls of Troy 
The woman who made of death a little thing. 
I heard the horn that shook the mountain tall, 
When Roland lay a-dying, and the call 
That fevered Tristram whispered o'er the sea. 
And brought Iseult of Cornwall to his side 
I saw the Queen of Egypt like a bride 
Go glorious to her oead Mark Antony. 

— Maurice Baring. 

Hushed voices of the summer winds that pass; 
Vague dimness on the vacant window-sill ; 
Decay and silence — these are death, and still 
Something there is of presence in the air: 
The sentient grace of her who planted there 

The flowers that choke amid the tangled grass. 

— Albert Bibeloiv Pjinc in Aug. Scribner. 


Governor Johnson will doff his military garb as Gov- 
ernor, don his senatorial toga, March 1st, and start for Washing- 
ton, D. C, where he will settle down to sharpening several 
axes. A bunchof the Republican old guard with their snicker- 
snees are awaiting his arrival with unmixed venom. What the 
Devil did to Sam Sassifras this uncou bunch of Republicans 
would like to do to Johnson. They will never forget nor forgive 
the 250,000 plurality vote with which the canny Johnson buried 
the sickly chances of Hughes in California. As a Senator, 
Hiram proposes to cut out a course in the Senate which he 
hopes will land him in the Presidential chair in 1920. That 
plain old piece of Revolutionary furniture has stirred the ambi- 
tion of more wily politicians, and Brother Johnson will experi- 
ence many a "ring around the rosy" nightmare before he finds 
himself. There is one sublime point in this transfer that Hiram 
will never neglect; he will keep the limelight on California, re- 
flected, of course, from himself. 

As was expected, Tom Lawson's charges of a leak in 

Wall street of President Wilson's "peace" note has proved a 
boomerang "bloomer," with the result that an investigation of 
certain methods there will be investigated, especially those 
practiced by Lawson and his ilk, or bilks, as may be definitely 
shown in the inquiry. Enough evidence has come to hand to 
indicate that certain crooked brokers in Wall street have paid- 
agents in Washington for the sole purpose of jimmeying infor- 
mation out of documents, committee meetings and other sources 
that will affect the value of stocks in Wall street. Underground 
wires are working overtime whenever Congress is in session, 
and the big percentages in gambling in these same stocks goes 
to the brokers who are able to capture the best "beats." Appar- 
ently Tom Lawson is acquainted with some slick fellows in this 
screw system. He should be pilloried by the investigating com- 
mittee of Congress till he "squeals" the truth. 

When any idea seeks to cradle itself in politics it swings 

at once between the Devil and the deep sea. The proposal 
made with so much eclat to transform the California building 
on the Exposition grounds into a State Normal school went glim- 
mering, this week, when a combination was made by the im- 
provement clubs of this city to force a contest in the present 
legislature for the purpose of retaining the Normal school of 
its present site, also to appropriate $250,000 for a new build- 
ing. Evidently some very slick political gold brick practices 
have again been put over on the gullible taxpayers. The Cali- 
fornia building is located on a beautiful site, but the devil him- 
self never would have selected the quarters and lonely site for 
a dog kennel, much less a Normal school. The result will be 
a double headed "clean up" for some coterie of low-brow gents. 
May the bogey of the High Cost of Bunk eventually swallow 

The diplomats in the capitals of the nations bordering 

the Atlantic pond have been cackling of late over peace terms 
and guarantees of peace after the present war closes. The 
Peace Temple at the Hague is a standing answer: it is boarded 
up and a "To Let" sign plasters its gilded portals. The venom 
developed during the present war has demonstrated the useless- 
ness of the hypocritical pretense of lasting peace among hun- 
gry nations engaged in trade and resolute to rise in power. No 
super-race dreaming of its higher destiny will recognize boun- 
dary to its ambitions. None but a knock-kneed Ford delegate 
would dream otherwise. 

Polished foreigner at a dinner party in a Fillmore street 

mansion in the "movie" quarter, turns to his hostess and says: 
"What a lovely ring you are wearing, madame. I have never 
seen one similar to that in my life, and I'm supposed to be 
rather a connoisseur. Would it be indiscreet to ask where you 
got it from?" Hostess — "No, monsieur. It is not indiscreet 
of you to ask, but it would be more than indiscreet of me to 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 27, 1917 

The Art in Boosting Prices in 
Women's Shoes 

The public generally believes all the present high climbing 
prices are caused by war. Flubdub! For instance, take the 
case of women's shoes. The enormous increase in the price of 
these footgear superbas was started by an astute Los Angeles 
shoe retailer, whc knew how to captivate the vanity of women 
in footwear and make them pay for it. 

This is the story of one of his competitors who watched his 

"Women's shoes began to jump about two years ago," he 
said, "and a little before this jump was noted you may have ob- 
served that the women were beginning to wear high-top shoes — 
shoes with tops higher than they ever had been before — and in 
colors that presented a rainbow medley when you got enough 
of them on the street at the same time. 

"Naturally, the dealers now cry that the shortage in leather 
has sent up shoe prices, and, while that is true in a sense, 
the war has had very little to do with the leather shortage. Re- 
sponsibility really rests with an enterprising retail shoe dealer 
out in Los Angeles. Follow me closely: 

"I think it was three summers ago that this particular Los An- 
geles shoe dealer, owner of the largest and smartest shoe store 
in the town, conceived the idea that something extraordinary 
would have to be done if he >vere to sell shoes to women who 
were touring in California from the East. There had always 
been high-topped shoes for women and always shoes in many 
colors, but they were the kind of shoes (or boots) that one 
usually saw on the stage. They looked good on the chorus girls 
and the prima donnas, see? 

"Well, this Los Angeles man sent an agent East and he 
bought up all of these fancy boots that he could find. In the 
course of a short time there was received by the Los Angeles 
dealer a jo v ^ lut of women s fancy shoes that iooked like the 
dream of an opium-eater." 

No specialist in futurist art, we are told, could evolve a 
greater variety of colors than these which tinted the wares he 
received. There were champagnes, ivories, Havana browns, 
mouse and pearl grays, chamois, smoke grays, pinks and reds — 
and, it is whispered, no lack of the strange, exotic tones so ro- 
mantically called elephant's breath, song of roses, pigeon milk, 
negro head, and a thousand other indescribable shades pur- 
loined from the Arabian Nights. Then, adds the narrator: 

"The dealer makes a great window display of these fancy 
boots and the women tourists in Los Angeles look upon them, 
then gasp for breath, then wonder what has happened in the 
East — or in Paris— and straightway start to buy. 

"In the course of a few months the tourists from California, 
returning East, began to startle the women who had remained 
home and were wearing the common old blacks and tans. The 
stay-at-homes started a rush on the home shoe stores, the home 
shoe stores started a rush on the manufacturers, and, as a con- 
sequence, the leather market was upset and the manufacturers 
were kept busy night and day making new patterns in a dozen 
different colors, and totally unaware all the time as to the 
identity of the man who had started all the excitement. 

"Manufacturers, of course, don't let golden opportunities 
skid down the toboggan. They shot up prices, and women's 
boots of the more than ordinary pattern now range in price 
from $12.50 to $25 a pair. The women would have them and 
the manufacturers decided that the women must pay for their 
fun. Not meaning, you understand, that these high priced boots 
are not made of expensive material nor that they are not actu- 
ally worth far more than the fancy boot of an earlier day. But 
that is the story. The Los Angeles man did it. If it hadn't 
been for that Los Angeles fellow, I dare say the women would 
still be wearing blacks and tans, leaving the richer and more 
colorful boots to the musical comedies, which, in my candid 
opinion, owe a large measure of their decline to the competition 
which is now offered by female pedestrians on our most fre- 
quented highways." 

"What price shoe will the average woman buy who enters 
your shop ?" the dealer was asked. 

"I should say that $15 per pair would be a fair average. Many 
go as high as $25, others drop down to $10. Many buy shoes 

at $12.50 per pair. I should say that $15 would be the average 

"How long have you been in the shoe business?" the dealer 
was asked. 

"Fifteen years," he replied. 

"Now, fifteen years ago," the visitor continued, "how many 
pairs of women's shoes did you sell at, say, $12.50 a pair?" 

The dealer smiled. "Let me tell you something," he said. 
"If a woman came into the store fifteen years ago and paid as 
much as $6 for a pair of shoes, it caused such a commotion 
among the clerks that w.= closed the doors after the customer 
had departed and talked about the unusual incident for a solid 


The Irish sergeant who heroically objected to being promoted 
through the backstairs influence of Mrs. William Cornwallis- 
West at headquarters, and who was thus instrumental in expos- 
ing a pernicious petticoat intriguer in the British army — there's 
an Irishman who ought to rise to be a field marshal. 

The sentencing to prison last week of a soldier who promoted 
a round robin criticizing camp conditions on the Mexican bor- 
der recalls Colonel Roosevelt's famous round robin in Cuba, 
which did nothing to check his military and political career. 
But the Colonel himself would probably advise his admirers 
and would-be imitators to "do as I say, not as I do." 

Mr. Hughes continues to be not without honor in his own 
country. The nominating committee of New York's famous 
Union League Club has chosen him for the next presidency of 
the club in succession to Elihu Root. 

Senator Works closes his public career by calling the presi- 
dent a dictator in the presence of empty seats and abandoned 
galleries. The republic is not conscious of its fate. 

The new superintendent of the metropolitan district of the 
anti-saloon league of New York, Rev. Dr. Samuel L. Hamilton, 
and a fellow clergyman, also a member of the league, say, after 
careful personal tests, that the law against the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors was rigidly observed by the hotels and cabarets 
after 1 a. m. on New Year's day. It is an encouraging report, 
and no doubt accurate, though clergymen have not usually been 
considered experts in such matters. 

In a peculiar sense this is a happy new year for widowers. 
Hitherto a widower has been taxed under the federal income 
tax law as a single man — and the single man is the worse 
treated — even if he had several children and was unmistakably 
the head of a family. Hereafter, thanks to Congress, a widower 
will pay these taxes just as if he were a married man in good 
standing. In its social effects the change in the law involves 
less incentive to second marriages. 

"Federal ownership of grain elevators and other important 
and necessary adjuncts to marketing" are predicted by A. C. 
Townley, president of the North Dakota farmers' non-partisan 
political league, which is following up its political success in 
the State with plans to strike into seven other States, and 
eventually to become a national organization. This looks like 
a resurrection of the dry bones of the old farmers' alliance and 
the populist party. Evidently this is a recrudescence of Ameri- 
can agrarianism. 

George Shima, Japanese potato grower, in California, whose 
extensive farming operations in the delta section have earned 
for him the title of "potato king," announces that he has retired 
from active farming, and in the future will sublease the 25,000 
acres which he controls to other Japanese growers at annual 
rentals ranging from $10 to $20 per acre. Less than ten years 
ago Shima began leasing potato lands in a small way, and by 
increasing his acreages and giving marketing problems close 
attention, he has accumulated a fortune estimated at several 
hundreds of thousands of dollars. The war helped him greatly 
in selling at high prices. 

"Do you know of any cook who will remain in the coun- 
try?" "Not unless she is buried there." — Judge. 

January 27, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Each day unfolds something new in the world of fashion, 
for many interesting novelties catch the eye of those who ob- 
serve the women of fashion, from whose apparel may be 
gleaned every little detail and item of interest which create the 
atmosphere of good style. 

Some of the new collars are large affairs rolled high at the 
back and low in front. These have been given the demure 
name of monk collar, and one is illustrated in the sketch. Some- 
times they are fastened with little buttons and loops at the 
front, or the closing is made invisible. They are usually made 
of satin or the new figured silks to contrast with the dress ma- 

The loose side panels on skirts, with large pockets on each 
side, are also recognized as one of the newest style notes in 
skirts. The panels, being loose, flap about in the wind, often 
disclosing a bright lining of contrasting material on the re- 
verse side. From the front, these side panels seem at first to 
be nothing but the familiar tunic which appears quite often in 
the new dresses showing the narrower underskirts. 

Another treatment of side panels appears in some skirts 
where the panel extends to the lower edge of the skirt, is at- 
tached there, and falls softly over the edge in puffed or draped 
effect. Puffed all around in imitation of the Turkish trouser 
effect are some of the skirts of evening dresses. In the supple 
taffetas and silver tissue cloths, dresses in this style are ex- 
tremely graceful, the skirts devoid of any trimming whatever 
and the bodices fitting rather snugly in contrast. The bodices 

the new overdress styles worn with a guimpe. A full box- 
pleated skirt is attached to a straight-hanging jumper a little 
below the normal waistline, and the whole hangs from the shoul- 
ders. The worsted embroidery on the front of the jumper and 
on the pockets is worked in black, red and yellow. Rich embroi- 
deries continue to figure very prominently in all dresses. One 
of the latest models in o>sler-white tussor had a wide embroi- 
dered panel front and back worked in thin silk in a close design 
and giving a strong Oriental effect. The panel was finished at 
the ends with a fringe of the colored silks used in the embroi- 
dery — dark red, dark blue and gold. 

In old-gold Georgette was a wonderfully attractive dress 
decorated with blue and gold beads; another in light gray 
trimmed with old-rose beads carried out two very delightful 
color schemes. 

The Latest Fads in Underwear. 

Speaking of Georgette — this sheer fabric is put to all sorts 
of uses, and does not stop at dresses, but appears to be quite 
a favorite for underwear- The most appealing shades of pale 
blue, lavender and flesh color, fashion undergarments of every 
description. Though they are hardly practical, there are many 
who find it impossible to resist these dainty undergarments. 
Underwear seems to be getting more and more elaborate, and 
the very latest fad is the combination of silver lace with Geor- 
gette. Beading work, too, has invaded underwear, and it has 
been seen on the new pajamas and nightgowns of Georgette 
crepe. There are, however, some exceedingly dainty pieces 
of lingerie which are quite practical, after all. Among these are 
the silk and wash satin undergarments, which are very practical 
as long as they are carefully laundered. The delicate shades 
must be washed with care to preserve their colors, and there is 
no denying that it is well worth the trouble for the satisfaction 
that one feels from possessing dainty lingerie. 

With its reputation as the foremost high class restaurant 

of San Francisco thoroughly established and always strictly 
Hved up to, the Techau Tavern, at Powell and Eddy streets, con- 
tinues on its satisfying way. No small proportion of the patron- 
age of the Techau Tavern comes from women and children. For 
years there has never been a day when one could not find com- 
plete families enjoying the hospitality of this successful estab- 
lishment. Ever on the alert to please its patrons, the manage- 
ment is now making arrangements to secure a supply of the 
Mary Garden perfume to give as souvenirs without competition 
of any sort to those in attendance afternoons at five, at dinner, 
and after theatre hours. Put up in costly extract known as "La 
Lilas," this perfume is in harmony with every individuality. 
Unadvertised, its fame encircled the world within a year. 


Left — With New Monk Collar and Loose Panels. Right — = 
Overdress with Box Pleated Skirt. 

are in reality hardly more than deep bands suspended by straps = 
of ribbon over the shoulders. Sleeves there are none, unless = 
the bands across the upper part of the arms are so called. In == 
other styles of evening dresses, however, sleeves begin to be 
more favored than they have been for some time. The flowing 
sleeves which form a kind of drapery reaching almost to the 
edge of the skirt is a styl* with great charm. 

New Footwear Fashions. 

Not only in dresses but in footwear, some novelties are no- 
ticed. For afternoon wear there are black and tan shoes with = 
gray buckskin uppers, and these have found favor with well- =jj 
dressed women. Dark gray brocaded uppers are also consid- == 
ered very good style. Suede shoes, laced in front or buttoned = 
at the side, may almost be said to be taking the place of kid 
shoes, so popular are they. 

The dress of broadclotn in the second sketch shows one of 

Borden's as an in- 
stitution is sixty 
years old. Begin- 
ning in 1 85 7, when 
Gail Borden pro- 

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duced the first condensed milk, it steadily advanced in scope 
of service and commercial importance until it occupied the 
leading position in the preparation and distribution of milk 

The original "Eagle Brand" a probably the molt widely known food 
product m the world today. Its reputation as an inlant food and as a 
table delicacy, baaed on quality, has maintained an unbroken record of 
public favor that we are justly proud of. The primitive little device at 
the lop of thii adverbaeroenl made possible the first "Eagle Brand" Milk. 

The giant apparatus shown below is one of 
ovet 100 now in operation. They constitute a 
monument to Gail Borden's work as well as 
gratifying evidence of the public confidence won 
and held. 

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Est. 1857 New York 

A. Mode-" Vacuum 

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San Francism News Letter 

January 27, 1917 

Violent Decolletle. 

The new decollette gown has made its appearance in these 
environs, and the strong minded manage to view it without a 
gasp, while those who hold to their self-control by preserving 
a neat balance between warring emotions never fail to show by 
what a delicate balance they preserve their poise when one of 
these "creations" posteresques the landscape and sounds a dis- 
cord on the air. 

Mrs. Templeton Crocker has several variations of the new 
mode which she brought back in her New York wardrobe, and 
society talks about little else for days after she has appeared 
in one of these startlers. 

A standardized version of the new mode would run about as 
follows: Bare back to the waist line; bare under the arms to the 
waist line; but a bluff at a half sleeve over the upper arm; a 
high collar generally built cf tulle with a great outstanding flare 
of fur; the gown following the general straight "chemise" line. 
Of course this has not been designed to make a jaded world 
raise its eyebrows! Nothing of the sort! It is a serious 
minded attempt to prove that we are neutral and don't care what 
we wear. Or it might be taken as evidence of our violent deter- 
mination to let no one create a caprice too bizarre to find plenty 
of women in the "land of the brave and the home of the free" 
willing to bedeck themselves in any and all oddities that the 
fevered imagination of the designers produces. 

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Courting Court Ladies. 

The Mardi Gras court will include Mrs. Andrew Welch, Mrs. 
Horace Hill and Mrs. Charles Keeney, Mrs. Talbot Walker hav- 
ing chosen them as well as Misses Gertrude Hopkins, Arabella 
Schwerin, Helen Keeney, Marion Zeile and Helen Jones to up- 
hold the traditional splendor of these make-believe courts. The 
financial lid has been raised, and the costumers have been 
ordered to lift the costumes into a fury of splendor which would 
make Bakst's moods all seem dun-colored and the Russian ballet 
a monotone. 

The Queen chose two members of her own family for the be- 
stowal of royalty, and they both demurred at the idea, main- 
taining that it would look like family favoritism, but every one 
urged that that is one of the conventional traits of royaly, and 
besides both Helen Keeney and Mrs. Charles Keeney would get 
under the Mardi Gras wire on their own pulchritude without 
depending upon the strong scepter of a sister to clear the way 
for them. Mrs. Andrew Welch likewise held out for some days 
before she would accept the invitation, protesting the exigencies 
of getting settled in a new home as a first claim on all her en- 
thusiasm, but every one knows that Mrs. Welch has enthusiasm 
a-plenty for all purposes, and she was induced to sign up for this 
"one night stand." Mrs. Horace Hill has just joined the ranks 
of motherhood, and found the idea of acting the part of a Rus- 
sian court lady a bit difficult to adjust to the vernacular of her 
every-day life, which is expressed by gurgles and goos and 
coos. However, she decided that with proper mental discipline 
she might be able to take her mind off baby long enough to play 
the part of lady-in-waiting !o her friend, Queen Mary. 

Whereupon that royal lady breathed a sigh of relief, and re- 
marked that it was so difficult to get this spurious Russian court 
established, one might almost think that they feared the same 
dangers that beset real Russian royalty with the threat of revo- 
lution and rebellion constantly menacing a throne. 

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What's in a Name ? 

The other night at dinner in Burlingame discussion took a 
few flings at the "vice crusade." Max Rothschild accounted for 
the interest of some of the crusaders as "purely pathological." 
The next day at the Francisca Club a lady who had been present 
at the dinner explained to her luncheon guests that a "well 
known physician had accounted for the interest of a certain type 
of men and women in vice crusades as 'purely zoological.' " 
When some one told the genial Max how he had been mis- 

quoted he said : "Oh, zo-ological covers their cases about as 
well as pathological!" 

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The Nixon-Ryer Weddings. 

Letters have arrived from New York giving the details of the 
wedding of Miss Doris Fletcher Ryer, daughter of Mrs. Flet- 
cher Ryer, of San Francisco, and Stanhope Nixon, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Lewis Nixon of Newport and New York. 

Miss Phyllis de Young went on to New York to officiate as 
maid of honor, and the bridesmaids came from Newport, 
Washington, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburg, proving that 
fiiendship has no provincial boundary lines for this bride, who 
inherited nothing less than a whole island in the Sacramento 
river as her share of the Rj'er estate. 

The wedding preparations had been so exploited in the New 
York papers that the entire population of those who inhabit the 
kingdom of "rubber" turned out to get a glimpse of the bridal 
procession, and the streets were blocked around the Church of 
the Heavenly Rest, where the wedding ceremony took place. 

The young groom had an amusing experience which sounds 
like an O. Henry story. As he was being driven to the church, 
he saw a great crowd surging around an edifice about a block 
away, and he called through the tube to the driver : 

"Drive by that building— I want to see what's hap- 
pening there!" 

"Yes, sir," politely answered the driver, "that's where we're 

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January 27, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

going, sir. That's the church, sir, where you are going to be 
married, Sir!" 

The groom told the story on himself, and enjoyed it as much 
as any of the guests at the wedding reception. 

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Hostages to Hostesses. 

Mrs. Marcus Koshland is telling a good story on a well known 
chap in the intellectual radical movement. She met him the 
other night with a Berkeley college professor, and as she had a 
pleasant memory of entertaining him at dinner, stopped to shake 
hands with him. 

He greeted her with that cordiality which never strikes perfect 
pitch because all the while one is feeling around for a clue to 

"You don't remember me," said Mrs. Koshland, without any 
of the menace of the aggrieved in her tone. 

"Oh, now I know who you are," breathed the man in deep bass 
profundo relief. "I met you a year or so ago at the Koshlands, 
at a dinner party, didn't I?" 

"You did — I had to be there, you see — because I'm Mrs. Kosh- 

Whereupon they both laughed — there was nothing else to do 
— and she almost agreed with him that a man who has seen a 
lady only in evening dress is to be excused for not remembering 
her a year later in street apparel. 

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Engineering a Romance. 

Miss Katherine Hellmann, who is to be the bride of Thorp 
Sawyer, has set February 7th as the day of her nuptials, the 
ceremony to take place at the home of her parents in Palo Alto. 
Her aunt, Mrs. Frederick Hellmann, arrived in San Francisco 
on Thursday, having made a hurried trip from New York in 
order to have a little visit with her niece before she departs 
with her engineer husband for Chile. Frederick Hellmann is 
chief consulting engineer for all the Guggenheim interests, and 
could not leave New York just now, but hopes to get out in 
time for the wedding. 

Katherine Hellmann, the bride elect, is just out of her teens, 
and has spent most of her life with her relatives, the Frederick 
Hellmanns. She was in school in England a number of years, 
and saw much of the Latin Americas on vacationing trips into 
the far mining countries with her uncle. At that time the Fred 
Hellmanns were making London their headquarters. When she 
came home two years ago on a visit she decided to stay with 
her own family. 

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Rescued from the Screen. 

And then she unfolded her secret plans and ambitions. She 
wanted to be an actress — a screen star, or the legitimate, it mat- 
tered not, but what did matter was art for art's sake, and all 
that sort of thing which has stirred the imagination of most 
girls. So determined was she that the family finally resigned 
itself to the idea that "Katherine would go on the stage if she 
got a chance." 

Then along came Thorp Sawyer, a young engineer, who had 
met the young lady while she had been visiting in Chile with 
her uncle. Sawyer sent the stage business a-glimmering, and 
convinced her that what she wanted to do was to marry a man 
engaged in the same profession as her uncle, and that he was the 
particular chap foreordained and destined to lead her to the 
altar. So the wedding in Palo Alto will be the happy culmina- 
tion of a friendship begun in Chile, carried on in the London 
home of her relatives, and then return to Chile, where the young 
man is now stationed. And the young wife will never know 
whether she would have made an ingenue, a comedienne, or a 
vampire, or any of the other exaggerations that move across the 

This Saturday, the 27th, the San Francisco Club will celebrate 
its first anniversary by a luncheon at the St. Francis Hotel. 
which promises to be one of the notable events of the season. 
The guests of the club on this occasion will be the Golden 
Gate Park Memorial Museum Endowment Committee, which 
has been- recently organized by the club to foster the work of 
the museum and add to its growth and development through 
gifts and bequests. The luncheon will be presided over by Mr. 
William H. McCarthy, the chairman of the club's advisory 
board. Mr. M. H. de Young, Prof. George H. Barron, John F. 

Cunningham, Robert Cowen and Dr. Barton W. Evermann will 
be among the speakers. Mrs. Christine Breon and Mrs. Eleanor 
Martin are the first two lite members of the institution 
© © © 

Mrs. William Thornton White is a member of the patronesses 
of the subscription dances which will be given at the Hotel 

© © © 

Last week, during the engagement of the Boston-National 
Grand Opera Company in Washington, D. C, Mabel Riegelman 
was the guest of Congressman and Mrs. Julius Kahn. Miss Rie- 
gelman was appearing as "Musetta" in "La Boheme," and the 
following day with Mrs. Kahn attended a session of the Senate, 
occupying a seat in the private gallery. 

Alonzo A. Watkins, for many years vice-president and mana- 
ger of the pioneer hardware firm of W. W. Montague & Co., and 
president of the Board of Trade, died, this week, at his home in 
Sausalito, after an illness of seven weeks. He was 79 years old. 
For over forty years he was a dominant figure in local mercan- 
tile circles. In his early days he served a varied life. During 
the Civil War he joined the Confederacy as a cavalryman, and 
rose through bravery on the field to the post of captain. Later 
he started for South America to seek some vocation, but on ar- 
riving^ at Panama, stories of the wonderful prospects of San 
Francisco appealed to him, and he took steamer to this port. He 
obtained a small position with the firm of Montague & Co. 
Through his indefatigable industry and his wide vision of trade 
he rapidly advanced his position till he had complete charge of 
the big business, and was made a member of the firm. Fifty 
years of his life was spent with Montague & Co. For twenty- 
four years he was president of the Board of Trade, and a mem- 
be^ of the leading financial and trade organizations. He was a 
Knight Templar and active in Masonic affairs. A widow and 
a daughter survive, the latter, Mrs. Orrin R. Wolfe, wife of 
Captain Wolfe, U. S. A. 

Brethren, how shall it fare with me 

When the war is laid aside, 
If it be proven that I am he 

For whom a world has died? 

If it be proven that all my good, 

And the greater good I will make 
Were purchased for me by a multitude 

Who suffered for my sake? 

That I was delivered by mere mankind, 

Vowed to one sacrifice, 
And not, as I hold them, battle-blind, 

But dying with opened eyes? 

That they did not risk me to draw the sword 
When they stood to endure their lot. 

That they only looked to me for a word. 
And I answered I knew them not? 

If it be found when the battle clears 

Their death has set me free, 
Then how shall I live with myself thro' the years 

Which they have bought for me? 

Brethren, how must it fare with me, 

Or how am I justified. 
If it be proven that I am he 

For whom mankind has denied; 
If it be proven that I am he 

Who being questioned denied? 
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BANNING-MacFAKLAND.— Mr. and Mrs. Hancock Banning, of 240 West 
Adams street, have announced the engagement of their daughter. 
Eleanoi Anne Banning, to John C. Macfarland. 

FOSTER-TAT LOR.— The engagement «»i Miss Jane Foster and Howard 
M. Taylor was announced recently at a tea given by the bride-elect 
at the home of her aunt. Mrs. William L. Smith on Arch street. 

SULLIVAN- WEIS. — Miss Ruth Elizabeth Sullivan announced her engage- 
ment to Robert W. Weis ut a bridge tea last Saturday afternoon. 

BELASCO-ROSENTHAL. — The wedding of Miss Reyna Belasco and Stan- 
ley Rosenthal will take place February 2:\1. 

REES-JONES.— The wedding date of Miss Helen Rees and Lieutenant 
Thomas Jones is scheduled for February 17th. at high noon, at her 
home at the Presidio. 

ELL-COF 'IN-— The wedding Of Miss Constance Russell and Sln-r- 
wood Coffm is scheduled for the evening of February 17th. 

PCHINKEL-MOUNTFGRD. — George Mountford, and Miss Klza Schlnkel 
will be married January 3lst at the Schlnkel home. The ceremony 
will be followed by a reception at the Clift Hotel. 

ZEELE-MOODY.— Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Miss 
Ruth Zeile and Corhott Moody, which will take rdacc on the evening 
of February Gth, It will have for its setting the Fairmont Hotel. 

DE SURV1LLE -FORBES. — The wedding of Miss Madiliene Le Brun de 
Surville and Gordon Douglas Forbes took place Thursday evening at 
S o'clock at the French Church of Notre Dame de Vlctoires, with the 
Reverend Father Thierry officiating. 
MERRILL-RECHT.— Mrs. Olive Snider Merrill became the bride of Gil- 
bert II. A, Recht at a quiet wedding at the home of Mrs. John F. 
Merrill January 18th. 
NICHOLSON-DURELI*.— The marriage of Captain Edward H. Durell. 
the newly appointed commandant Of Yerba Buena Training Station of 
the United States Navy, and Miss May Nicholson, took place in Wash- 
, ton Tuesday. It is of interest to San Francisco society, as the cou- 
ple will come direct to San Francisco. 
REEVES - HUME. — Mies Dorothy Hume and Frank Reeves were Quietly 
married January 16th at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Russell 
Cool, near Saratoga, 
STEWART-WOODHEAD. — At a quiet wedding solemnized Sunday even- 
ing in rki.ih, Miss Frances Stewart became the bride of Leroy Wood- 

HULL.— Misses Esther Bull and Dorothy Star were joint hostesses at a 
tea Friday, given at Miss Bull's home on Pacific avenue. Miss Starr 
has just returned from a delightful visit in the Fast, and at present 
is the guest of Miss Bull. 
CASSERLY. — Mr. and Mrs. John B. Casserly will give a tea at their home 
in Pacific avenue on the afternoon of Sunday. January 28th. in com- 
ent to Miss Fell and Miss Sehofield. 
EYRE. — Miss Mary Eyre will be the guest of honor at a "workroom tea" 
to be given this afternoon at the quarters of the American Fund for 
the relief of French Wounded, 100 Montgomery street. 
FLOWERS.— Miss Ardeen Flowers will be hostess at an "Oriental Tea" to 
be given at her home 1050 Washington Btreet, tills Sunday afternoon 
in compliment to Miss Reyna Belasco. 
HAIGHT.— Mrs. Harry EXalght w;is hostess Thursday afternoon at her 
home in Oakland at an affair in compliment to her daughter. Miss 
Janet Kaight who Is leaving shortly for Honolulu. 
PETERS. — Mr. and Mis Charles Rollo Peters dispensed their hospitality 
ni an enjoyable tea Monday afternoon at their home on Russian Hill. 
SPINNEY. — As a 'ompliment to Miss Dorothea Spinney, Miss Anne Bre- 
mer presided at a lea Wednesday afternoon. It took place in her stu- 
dio on Post street. 
THOMAS.— Miss Mildred Fhomas, i stud* ut at the College of Notre Di on 
of this city, will entertain her classmates at a tea to be given at the 
home of her sist-i, Mrs. C, C. Caven, in Burlingame. on the afternoon 
of February 3d. 
YOUNGER. — Mrs. Edward Younger will give a tea on the afternoon of 
Wednesday, January 31st. at the Fairmont, where she has mad her 
home for the last five 

i 'EN. — Several of the San Francisco society folk motored to the 
peninsula Tuesday to attend the luncheon at which Mrs. Henry Clar- 
ence Breeden was the hostess at her home at Burling 
BOYD. — Miss Jean Boyd was hostess Monday at a luncheon at her home 

in Steiner street in compliment to Miss Amy Requa of Oakland. 
CAMERON. — Mrs. George Cameron gave a handsome luncheon party at 

her home recently as a compliment to Princess Alfred Hohenlohe. 
PIBBLEE. — Among the luncheon hostesses at tin- Palace Hotel Tuesdaj 
were Mesdames A. H. Dibblee. Roy Bishop, Lloyd Rohbins, Oscar 
Cooper. H. M. A. Miller, Charles Murphy and John Rothschild. 
DIMOND. — Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst and Mrs. Frederick G. Sanborn were 
the guests of honor at a luncheon which Mrs. Edwin R. Dimond gave 
Wednesday at her home. 
DODGE. — Mrs. Washington IX-.l^e is giving a series of luncheon bridge 
patties at this time, having a dozen or so guests at a time. The last 
party was on Thursday. 
El IKMAN. — Mrs, Sidney Ehrman was hostess at a luncheon at the Palace 
on Monday. 

GORDAN.— Mrs. William Gordan, Jr., will give a luncheon and bridge on 
Wednesday, January 30th. It will be in compliment to her house 
guest, Mis. Frederick Pitts, wife of Captain Pitts, Tnited States 

1IAVNE. — Mrs. Robin Hayne entertained eight of her friends at luneheon 
at the Palace Hotel Monday. 

HALE. — Mrs. Prentis Cobb Ha'e was hostess Monday at a luncheon at her 
home in compliment to Mrs. Thomas G. Taylor. 

NEELSON. — Mrs. "William Delaware Neilson was a luncheon hostess Fri- 
day afternoon, entertaining a group of friends at the Palace Hotel. 

KEINIIARI »T.— Dr. Aurella Henry Reinhardl. president of Mills College, 
was h«>.Uess at A luncheon Monday afternoon at the college at Leona 

SAMUELS.— Mrs. F. S. Samuels and her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Crowell, 
have sent out cards for a series of affairs to be given at their hospit- 
able home on Perry Street On Wednesday afternoon, February 7th, 
they will combine as hostesses at an elaborate luncheon. 

SCOTT. — A luncheon was given by Mis. Rtenrj T. Scott Thursday at her 
handsome home in Burliriijamo. 

SHANNON.— Mrs. Warren Shannon added to the social program of this 
week by having a luncheon and bridge party Tuesday in honor of 
Mrs. Melville Dollar. 

WELSH.— Miss Rutli Welsh gave two luncheon parties this week, one on 
Thursday and the other on Friday, both being informal. 

WINN. — Mrs. Frank L. Winn, who is the house guest of Mrs. George C. 
Boardman at her home on California street, was the incentive for the 
tea to which Mrs. Boardman and her granddaughter, Mrs. Lovell Lang- 
stroth, asked a number of friends for Thursday afternoon. 

BELCHER. — Miss Roberta Belcher was hostess at dinner Friday evening 

at her home across the bay and afterward with her guests attended 

the dance given by the Berkeley Assembly. 
BUTTERS. — One of the Interesting events of the week was the dinner 

given Friday evening in Piedmont at the home of Mr. and Mrs, 

FEB. — Misses Elizabeth and Marcla Fee will be hostesses at a dinner al 

their home before the Neighbors* danee at Century Hall a week from 

FORD. — Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ford will provide a dinner on the evening 

of Febiuary ud, afterward taking their guests to the St Francis Hotel, 

where they will share in the enjoyment of the closing dance for the 

season of the St. Francis Subscription Club. 
HALE.— Mr. and Mrs. Reuben B. Hah- presided at an elaborate Sinner at 

the Fairmont Hotel Friday evening, preceding the dancing party 
given In honor of their daughter. Miss Ruby Hale, hy Mr. ami Mrs, 
Prentis Cobb Hal<_ and Miss Linda Bryan at their home in Valli |0 

HOTAUNG.— Mrs. Anson Preston Hotalfug will have a dinner at her home 
and dancing and -nipper at the Palace the first of next week, 

LENT.— Mrs. George Lenl gave a birthday dinner Tuesday evening as a 
compliment to her husband. 

MARTIN, — As a welcome to Mrs. Peter Martin, who arrived Sunday from 
New York, her mother-in-law. Mrs. Eleanor Martin, gave a dinner 
Sunday evening at her home on Broadway. 

McMULLBN. — Mr. and Mr* Latham McMulU-n are among those win. 
will entertain at dinner preceding the dance of the Subscription Club 
on the evening of February 2d. Their residence on Broadway will be 
the. setting i'or this pretty affair. 

SCOTT. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Scott will entertain at one of the targi st 
partle-i to precede the MarJl Gras ball on the evening of February 20th. 

SLEVTN. — Mr. and Mrs. Slevln yere hosts Monday evening at a 
dinner given at the St. Francis Hotel. 

TWENTIETH CENTURY CLUB.— The Twentieth Century Club of Ber- 
keley Is planning an elaborate dinner party for the evening of Janu- 
ary 30th. 


overlooking the beautiful Plaza of Union 

Square, the Hotel of refinement and service, 

is offering special rates to permanent guests. 

Hotel Plaza Company 

January 27, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

WILSON.— Mr. and Mis. Mouittfotd Wilson grave a dinner dance Wed- 
nesda al their home In San Mateo in compllmenl to their 


■ WORTH.— Miss LX>rothy W tworth was hostess at dinner Friday 

evening, ontertaii Irjj . j> of friends In her pretty Berkeley home. 
WALKER.— Mr. and Mrs. Talbot Walker were dinner hosts Monday even- 
ing, having entertained a group of friends In their residence on Jack- 
son street. 


MEEK. — Miss Marguerite Mehrln will be the incentive for a reception 

by Mrs. i lony Meek on February 3d. 
TtOLPH. — Mrs. .Tames Rolph, Jr.. has issued invitations for a reception 

to take place on the afternoon of January .10th at her residence on 

San Jose avenue. H will be a compliment to Miss Eleanor Fell and 

Miss F. M. Schofleld. 


CURRAN. — Homer Curran will be host at a theatre party followed by 
supper at the St. Francis, next Monday evening. 

HATHAWAY. — Miss Marie Hathaway and her fiance, Douglas Short, were 
the guests of honor at the Orpheum party at which Dr. and Mrs. Jas. 
Ward were hosts, Saturday evening;. A supper dance was enjoyed at 
the Palace following the performance. 

JONES. — Accepting the hospitality of Mrs. M. P. Jones, a score of guests 
enjoyed the theatre, followed by a supper at the Palace Hotel last 
Saturday evening. 

YOUNGER. — In compliment to the Misses Helen and Hazel Horst, the 
young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Clemens Horst, of Presidio Ter- 
race, Mrs. Edward A. Younger entertained Saturday at a luncheon 
at the Francisca Club, and later took her guests to the Orpheum. 

REES. — Mrs. Thomas H. Rees was hostess Tuesday at the fortnight meet- 
ing of the Presidio Five Hundred Club. 

MALLETT. — Tuesday afternoon Miss Holly Mallett was hostess at a 
bridge tea given ai the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Hol- 
land Mallett. in Claremout. Miss Phyllis Woodward, whose engage- 
ment to Ross Mahon was a recent announcement, was the honor guest 
at the party. 

PERKINS. — Miss Ruth Perkins gave a luncheon and bridge party Thurs- 

SHANNON. — A bridge club was entertained Monday by Mrs. Warren 
Shannon in compliment to Mrs. Melville Dollar of Vancouver, and 
Mrs. Carl Plate, who are here on a visit. 

SIMPSON. — Miss Elizabeth Simpson gave readings before members of the 
California Club Tuesday, illustrating her recital with juvenile inter- 


REQUA. — To-night Mr. and Mrs. Maik L. Requa will give a dancing party 
at the Palace in compliment to Miss Miriam Beaver and Miss Eliza- 
beth Adams, two Of this season's debutantes, 

SESNON.— The sub-debutante set arc anticipating the dancing party to 
be given by Mr. and Mrs. William Sesnon on Friday evening, February 
9th, It will be given in honor of their two attractive daughters. 
Misses Katherine and Barbara Sesnon, and their son. Porter Sesnon. 

WYMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Wyman gave b dance at the California 
Club last Saturday night 


CAROLAN. — Mrs, Francis Cardan returned Sunday from New fork. 
where she has been visiting since earlj November. 

COLBLTRN. — Miss Maye Colbum who hae b tor four months, re- 
turned home last Friday, and is --■ i at the Fairmont 


BlLKUS. — Alberl Elkus has returned from N<-w Fork, where be went to 
., i tend the n< w opei as pi <■ lented in the hollda j at a -■ u 

KENNEDY.— Miss Claire F. Kennedy has just returned home from New 
York, where she has been for the past two months with her aunt. Mrs. 

nickki. Miss Beatrice Nickel returned Saturday rrom Portland 
she has been enjoying a ten days' visit as the guest of Miss B 
PO] k Mrs. George A Pope and Miss Btnlly Pops, who havs been Fast 
since lasl fall, pel 

STARR.- Mis- D thj Stan, who wnt tn N-w fork Wltl 

Mr. and Mis. i ';> 

Hi. i Bull, Mis- Bull gave a I rldsj 

i'ii wii:i RUN. Mr. and Mrs Willard Chambsriln raft on Bun 

New York, to be away a month oi w 

. i . \ i:. . \i is. i , Dunbai 'i lay f<>r Honolulu, M 

Braverman will Mrs, Harold Law to Honolulu for 

, , i feveral i 
URAVBS. Mrs, Walkei Coleman Graves left 

q hence they three months" trip to the Orient 

HART, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton H Harl ol Pli 

are turning toward the Orient for their ."prinp travels Thsj 

this Sunday, to be away an Indeflnlts pt 
LAW.- Mrs, Harold I. aw left Tuesday for Honolulu to meet Mr. Law, who 

has b Btvalla for * month. They will remain at the Islands 

another month. 

|,K\\ |S. Airs Allen I->v. 

William Htnckli W few 

weeks, will return to-day to her : tlaad. 

REID, Mta Whltclaw Reld, 

,i Miss Kthi York. Mr- 

will sail the latter part of ibis month for England to spend the spring 
with Wsorsl 


CHEfSEBROUOH.— The Misses Helen and Edith Chesebrough, who have 

been East for many weeks, have returned to their home in 

They were guests of Miss Eleanors Sears to] . i ■ ted 

friends In Canada and elsewhere In the East. 
CROCKER.— Miss Ethel Crocker, who W en1 to N 

sails for France this week to be away several months. 
C5ALLOIS*. — Mr. and Mrs. John Gallols will leave the first of February 

for New York, where they are planning to remain Cor several 

enjoying the close of the say season In the Eastern city, 
HILL.— Mr. and Mrs. Fentrlas Hill expect to be established in their new 

home about February 1st. The place is one of the pretty residences 

of the San Mateo Park district. 
MOORE. — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Moore are expected home this week 

from New York and other Eastern cities, where they have been 

honeymooning: since their wedding December 28th. They will live at 

San Mateo. 
MURPHY. — Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Murphy, who have been in New York 

for several months, will be home the first part of next week, and will 

occupy their home in Van Ness avenue for a few weeks before opening 

their country place down the peninsula. 
PIERSON. — Miss Helen Pierson is enjoying a fortnight's sojourn in San 

Francisco from her home in Martinez, and is taking an active part in 

the gayeties of the younger set. 
WELCH. — Mrs. Andrew Welch will be one of the ladies in waiting at the 

Russian court of the Mardi Gras. Mrs. Welch's appointment makes 

the octette complete. The others of Mrs. Talbot Walker's attendants 

Will be Mrs. Horace Hill and the Misses Helen Jones, Marion Zeile. 

Helen Keeney, Arabella Scbwerin. Gertrude Hopkins and Mrs. Charles 

WINN. — Mrs. Frank L. Winn is here from her home in the East on a visit 

to Mrs. George C. Boardman and Mrs. Lovell Langstroth at their home 

in California street. 
ZEILE. — Miss Ruth Zeile and Corbett Moody, whose marriage takes place 

the first week of next month, sail on the following day for Honolulu. 

They have leased a eottagc in Burlingame, which will be ready for 

them on their return from the islands. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 27, 1917 

Why Not a Commonwealth of Industry ? 

By Rodney Cameron. 

How is the reconciliation necessary to this co-operation to be 
effected ? It would seem to be by the introduction not so much 
of changed organization, though that may follow, but of a new 
point of view. 

The ultimate cause of industrial unrest were the divorce be- 
tween employer and employed and the acquiescence of the 
State in the system of private industrial war. The cure for these 
evils would seem to have been supplied by the war. As is now 
patent to everybody, industry is public service, for on it the 
national well-being depends. And it is by looking at it from 
the point of view of its being public service that the solution 
of the problem comes in sight. 

On the one hand, if industry is public service, the main mo- 
tive of the employer oughl not to be private profit. The em- 
ployer in reality occupies a position of high public trust, for he 
is responsible for an industry which is not only a source of 
national supply, but the means whereby a great many citizens 
and their families gain their living. 

From the national point of view he is not a successful mana- 
ger until he conducts the industry in such a way that not only is 
he able to pay such dividends on capital that he can obtain 
whatever supplies of fresh capital are required for the conduct 
or expansion of the industry, but is able to pay wages sufficient 
to enable everybody employed in it to live as a responsible 
citizen should. 

Further, before paying inordinate dividends either to Capital 
or Labor he ought to consider whether he ought not to reduce 
the price of his product to the public. Directly the employer 
recognizes that he is in essence a public servant, and that, while 
he is entitled to adequate remuneration and capital to adequate 
interest, the well being of all his employees is, from the na- 
tional point of view, the most important of the many considera- 
tions of which he has to take account, the way to reconciliation 
v/ill be plain. 

On the other hand, the main motive of the employee ought to 
be to give the best work possible during an adequate working 
day. He also is a public servant, contributing his mite to the 
work on -which the community lives and entitled to wages and 
hours which will enable him to acquit himself in other ways as 
a responsible citizen, provided he works to the utmost of his 
ability during working hours. 

On this basis, and on this basis alone, does it appear possi- 
ble to effect such a reconciliation between employers and em- 
ployed that the work of reconstruction will be undertaken in a 
spirit of zealous co-operation and not of suspicion and conflict. 
There can be no industrial democracy until Labor is willing 
and able to shoulder the responsibilities as well as the privi- 
leges or management. Th'_ road of advance is not to create two 
independent authorities in industry, but to make the one respon- 
sible authority representative of all concerned in industry. 

But if industrial democracy, the final solution of the indus- 
trial problem, is not yet in sight, the conversion of industry 
from a conflict into a commonwealth is immediately possible. 
And it becomes possible directly the motive of public service is 
loyally accepted by both sides. 

Fortunately, the omens are bright. As we become more con- 
scious of the sacrifices and endurance of those who are fighting 
our battles abroad, so also grows the determination that nothing 
must be allowed to stand in the way of building up a happier 
and more equal commonwealth for them to come back to after 
the war is over. 


The very word "industrial" suggests something of the nar- 
rowness which so long made industrialism insufficient. The 
mere derivation involves something unimaginative which misses 
the main part of the labors of men under the sun. There really 
was a notion that a man must be industrial in order to be indus- 

There is nothing in which we shall find ourselves more lucky 
in our Alliance with France and with Russia than in a certain 
widening of experience about the possibilities of rural industry, 
such as those two great peasant countries can give. Widely as 
the Frenchman and the Russian differ in their high and diverse 

types of virtue, they are alike in the fact that they have done all 
their great work by industry; but have done it without indus- 

But this truth does not merely belong to our Allies; it belongs 
historically to ourselves, for it belonged very decidedly to our 
ancestors. It is notable that even when the Englishman became 
a town mouse he still talked with the tongue of a country mouse. 

The Early Victorian merchants encouraged children to be not 
slothful in business by reciting: "How doth the little busy bee;" 
though they already had a rather hazy idea about how he doth. 
A mercantile youth of th«: early nineteenth century may well 
have been adjured to work like a beaver; and had merely the 
impression that he was being told, somewhat unreasonably, to 
imitate a hat. All the links with a country life, however, would 
not thus have been lost between one generation and another. 
Even to this day the proverbs of business, in its literal sense of 
being busy, are proverbs colored by the countryside and some- 
what incongruous in the streets. 

A man in the middle of a London fog briskly announces that 
he is going to make hay while the sun shines. A man standing 
on a hard asphalt pavement is needlessly recommended not to 
let the grass grow under his feet. 

The early mistake of the Manchester philosophy, contradicted 
even by those common forms of speech which it still had to em- 
ploy, cut off many Englishmen for a generation or two from 
many sentiments which in the long run are found necessary to 
the very manhood of man. These must be recovered by modern 
industry if it is to become once more human. 


Prohibition and temperance are questions forcing themselves 
well to the front all over the United States. The words are not 
synonymous. In meaning they are diametrically opposed. Pro- 
hibition is intemperate — unreasoning, unjust and destructive of 
individual liberty. Temperance is a God-giving religion. It 
means personal freedom, not license; health, morality, decency, 
prosperity and happiness. Prohibition is the aim of a well 
meaning but fanatically misguided multitude. Temperance in 
all things is held as of first import by sound reasoning, intelli- 
gent humanitarians. Temperance in the use of alcoholic drinks 
is as essential to trie health, minds and morals of people as is 
fcod, and is positively necessary ta the strength, development, 
and progress of a people and the military power of a nation. 
The fight is on. Which shall win? Prohibition has a strong 
backing in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, to the 
work of which many worthy but ill-advised women are devoting 
their best efforts. In its cause are enlisted men of more or less 
ability and influence. In several of the States already has been 
enacted most stringent prohibitive legislation — acts of tyranny 
over personal liberty more reprehensible than some that have 
caused revolutions. Are the temperate, level headed, liberty- 
loving people of the United States to fold their arms and apa- 
thetically permit fanatical Prohibition to stride over the whole 
land?— By Colonel Wm. DA. Mann. 


A woman's conception of true affection is love while the 
man lasts, and a solid income when he's dead. 

A kiss in time saves a lot of useless hand-shaking. 

Love's favorite flowers — two-lips. 

Matrimony is what a woman looks for and a man gets if he 
isn't jolly careful. 

The most ardent lover develops morality when his best girl 
gets a cold in the head. 

A girl's heart is a piece of paste surrounded by diamonds. 

The only time a man is master of his own home is when the 
mistre_ss is absent from it. 

A girl worships the golden calf, but the man looks out for a 
fatted one. 

The woman who doesn't hesitate knows it is waste of time. 

A woman holds her dressmaker in awe and her husband in 

Adam invented marriage, but Eve patented it.- 

Vanity covers a multitude of sins — with cosmetics. 

A good husband tells a wife her faults. An ideal one doesn't 
think she has any. 

Wives are wonderful things. Every man should have at least 
one as a matter of education. 

January 27, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


A rolling stone gather? no moss, but it gets so smooth 

that nobody has anything on it. — Puck. 

"How much are your four dollar shoes?" asked the 

smart one. "Two dollars a foot," replied the salesman, wearily. 
— Judge. 

"I hear, Tommy, you saved a life in the war." "Hi did, 

sir." "How did you do it. Tommy?" "By not hinlisting, sir." 
— Boston Transcript. 

Flossie Flirt — -Jack, that man in the box hasn't taken his 

eyes off me for an hour. Her Escort — How do you know? — 
Punch Bowl. 

Crawford — I hear that he's economizing. Crabshaw — 

Yes; he doesn't buy anything now unless he can get it on credit. 
— Kansas City Star. 

"Flubdub's home seems badly neglected." "Well, his 

wife is interested in prison reform, better roads, pure politics 
and clean plays." — Pittsburg Post. 

She — Do you remember that you once proposed to me 

and that I refused you? He — Yes; that is one of my life's most 
beautiful memories. — Buffalo Courier. 

Kawler — Did you ever go to one of those astrologers? 

Mrs. Blunderby — No; but my daughter Kate is just crazy to 
have her periscope read. — Dallas News. 

"I understand your husband has equipped his factory 

with a pulmotor, Mrs. Gottit." "Well, I suppose he had to; they 
handle so much heavy freight, don't you know." — Topeka Jour- 

Business Caller (looking at photograph) — This is a pic- 
ture of Mrs. Peckington, I suppose? Peckington — Yes; that's 
her when she is — er — getting her pictures taken. — Philadelphia 

"What do you thiuk of the acoustics, Mrs. Nurich?" 

whispered her neighbor. "Oh, I don't mix in them religious 
squabbles. Let everybody worship in their own way, I say." — 

"Sir," said the beggar, "will youse give a pore old blind 

man er dime?" "But," protested the citizen, "you can see out 
of one eye." "Oh, well," rejoined the beggar, "make it a nickel 
then." — Indianapolis Star. 

"My dear wife spent her early years in a milliner's shop," 

said a wealthy self-made man the other day. "Mine spends 
most of her time there now." growled his friend. "She's pretty 
dear, too." — Stray stories. 

Lecturer — The idea of eternity, my friends, is something 

too vast for the human mind to conceive. Voice from the Au- 
dience — Did you ever pay for a seven hundred dollar piano on 
the installment plan? — Life. 

"Did you see my sunburst last night?" inquired the 

pompous Mrs. Newrich of her poorer neighbor. "No, I didn't," 
said the neighbor, caustically; "but I certainly thought he would 
if he ate another bite." — Ladies' Home Journal. 

"They say," remarked the spinster boarder, "that the 

woman who hesitates is lest." "Lost is not the proper word 
for it," growled the fussy old bachelor at the pedal extremity 
of the table. "She's extinct." — Indianapolis Star. 

"Sometimes I think." remarked the timid young man in 

the parlor scene, "that if I — er — had more money I would — er — 
get married." "Well," suggested the dear girl who occupied 
the other end of the sofa, "why don't you try to— er — borrow 
some?" — Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

"I'm a-thinking I shall go enlist and help fight the Ger- 
mans, Widow Kelly," sain young Regan, who was a bashful 
suitor for the widow's hand. "Faith, then, it's a poor soger 
you'll make." "What do you mean?" "Oh, nothing. Only a 
man who keeps on calling on a widdy for years without pluck 
enough to spake his mini hasn't the makin' of a soger in him." 
— Punch. 

"Have you contributed to the aid of those in distress?" 

"Yes. I have lost six umbrellas in the last two months." 

Washington Star. 

-"Hearing those high priced opera singers on the phono- 
graph is almost as good as hearing them on the stage." "Better. 
You can shut them off whenever you like on the phonograph." 
— Musical America. 

—-—"Papa, what is the difference between a fiddler and a 
violinist?" "About three hundred dollars an evening, my child." 
— Musical America. 

"What can be more sad than a man without a country?" 

feelingly asked the high school teacher of her class. "A coun- 
try without a man," responded a pretty girl, just as feelingly.— 
Birmingham Age Herald. 

"I thought you said you could sing at sight," said the or- 
ganist to the choir applicant. "Sure I can, sorr, but not at first 
sight." — Liverpool Mercury. 

"Is your daughter improving in her music?" "No. But 

the next best thing is happening. She's getting tired of it and 
won't practice." — Washington Star. 

Betty Goldust — Did you have a satisfactory interview 

with papa? Jock Brokeleigh — Not very; he said ail he could 
give us was his consent. — Princeton Tiger. 

Marjorie (watching expert ice skater) — How can that 

girl revolve so long on one foot? Dorothy — Probably she's a 
Daughter of the Revolution. — Town Topics. 

" — "I don't care much for that piece the orchestra is playing 
now." "Why, that's futurist music." "Oh, is that it? Why 
don't they play it some time in the future, then?" — Musical 

Mistress — Goodness, Bridget, where is our telephone? 

Bridget — Mrs. Jones sent over, mum, asking for the use av it, 
and I sint it over, but I had the divil's own toime gittin' it off 
the wall, mum. — Toledo Blade. 

She — If I'd known you'd be such a brute to poor Fido I'd 

never have married you. He — The anticipated pleasure of kick- 
ing that miserable little beast was one of my chief reasons for 
proposing. — Stray Stories. 

"That Burbank man is a wonder," said Maude. "I don't 

like a man who tries to be so smart," replied Maymie. "The 
first thing we know he'll be undertaking to invent a kissless mis- 
tletoe." — Topeka Journal. 

"Say," said the man as he entered the clothing store. "I 

bought this suit here less than two weeks ago, and it is rusty- 
looking already." "Well," replied the clothing dealer, "I guar- 
anteed it to wear like iron, didn't I?" — Detroit Free Press. 

"Bobby, do ycu know you've deliberately broken the 

eighth commandment by stealing James' candy?" "Well, I 
thought I might as well break the eighth commandment and 
have the candy as to break the tenth and only 'covet' it." — Life. 

"You can't make me believe a college education gits you 

anything," said the young man who had won two medals for 
fox-trotting. "Still I always thought college fellows was awful 
swell," replied the girl. "Nothing doing! We got one of them 
in our office that aways says whom' and 'notwithstanding,' and 
say, I heard the boss calling him down to-day the worst I ever 
seen. What's the use knowing them kind of words if you can't 
talk back?" — Judge. 


Earth has no grief that Heaven cannot heal, 

However deep the pain. 
Help us, oh! tender Lord, this truth to feel. 

This heSling balm to gain. 
We are so weak, oh! Comforter Divine, 
Teach us to know that all our griefs are Thine. 

Earth has no grief that Heaven cannot cure 

If we have faith, and pray; 
The healing may be slow, but it is sure. 

In His own time, and way. 
He sends us comfort, helps us to resign, 
To say through tears, "Thy ways, oh, Lord! not mine." 

— B. M.Wills. 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 27, 1917 


"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 


By Henry McDonald Spencer 


The Spirit of Vaudeville — that elusive thing, which like the 
smell of musk is easy to identify but difficult to define — has 
been captured by Will Cressy and made to sit up, beg, roll 
over and play dead at his word. 

Mr. Cressy presents the unusual combination of a creative art- 
ist — a playwright — and an executive artist — an actor, and in 
the acting is ably assisted by his wife, Blanche Dayne. 

His sketch at the Orpheum this week, "A City Case", is as 
full of laughs as the sermon of a vice-crusading clergyman is 
of platitudes. 

Just one sample from the Cressy wares: 

Squire Tappan (Will Cressy), referring to Helen Underwood, 
a beautiful girl (Marion Hodges) : "Who is that?" 

Mrs. St. Clair (Miss Dayne) : "She is my private secretary." 

Squire Tappan : "If she were mine, I'd keep her in a cage and 
— get into the cage." 

It was a blonde week among the lady entertainers, and Miss 
Neilson-Terry again captured her audience with her perfect, 
flute-like tones, which at times could hardly be dis- 
tinguished from the flute accompaniment, but I am 
afraid she did not hold her impression with her 
scenes from "Rcmeo and Juliet". At least the gal- 
lery showed restlessness, while the downstairs felt 
restless but pretended to be deeply interested. 

Why don't they take the attitude of the late 
Charles Frohman towards the Bard ? When he was 
rehearsing one of his companies in "Romeo and 
Juliet", the members exhibited nervousness as to 
whether they were traditionally correct, and the man- 
ager exclaimed : 

"Who is this man Shakespeare? I don't see him 
here. Play that balcony scene as if you were mak- 
ing love to your best girl. What is there to be afraid 

The saying that there are three sexes — men, wo- 
men and tenor? — is disproved in the case of Orville 
Harrold, who is as manly a fellow as ever stood up 
and called for "A little straight, please", and who 
possesses a virile and altogether pleasing tenor voice 
which has been perfectly cultivated. He caught the 
gallery, after his more serious renderings, by drap- 
ing himself ov=r the piano, as if it were a bar, and 
singing a couple of Irish songs. As much as to say : 
"Even if I am a great tenor, I am a regular fellow 
and just as common as any of you." John McCor- 
mack has nothing on Harrold except a more active 
press agent. 

I am very much afraid that the singing of Mrs. 
Donald-Ayer (why the hyphen?), another blonde 
lady, suffered in comparison with that of Miss Terry, 
billed as an actress. Perhaps Mrs. Ayer, however, 
might have acted more acceptably than the British 
blonde. Mrs. Ayer tried hard to please, but her voice 
lacks the emotional quality — let it go at tempera- 

The inevitable boy and girl act "in one" was rep- 
resented this week by Willing and Jordan. Jordan 
(or Willing) i; another light-haired girl, and they 
are both willing, but they seemed a little flat imme- 
diately following the Phair Phyllis. 

After Muriel Worth's dancing last week I could 
not see Martin and Fabrini at all. Milt Collins again 
bored me with his banalities, and of course brought 
down the house. 

The lady and the leopards closed the show. 


Herbert Brooks may not be the best conjuror in the world — 
I do not know of any standard by which you can measure leger- 
demain excellence — but he has the funniest line of patter 
which he puts over for all the world as if he were "ad libbing." 
Probably he is not, but then the best spontaneous utterances are 
those which are carefully prepared. We all know how much 
brighter than the things ws have really said are what Thackeray 
called cab thoughts and the French, with perhaps a happier 
phrase, I'esprit d'escalier. Anyway, whether it is the best in his 
line or not, Herbert Brooks is vastly entertaining in his York- 
shire way. I really have no idea how he got out of the trunk 
in which he was so carefully immured, but if he couldn't fool 
me he would have no right to pull the trick on the stage, any 
more than I would have a light to write this ragtime review if I 
didn't know the trick of it. 

Another act which shows great excellence outside of its regu- 
lar line of work is the acrobatic pair, Corelli and Gillette. The 
former belongs to an old circus family, but he plays an upstage 

Elsie Pilcer & Dudley Douglas, at the Orpheum next week 

January 27, 1917 

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English actor to perfection, and even if he broke a leg he could 
make a living without tumbling. Gillette served as an admir- 
able foil for his clever partner's fooling. 

There were two extras on Tuesday afternoon, evidently put 
on to fill in for some stranded acts. Prince and Deerie are billed 
for next week, but they, too, made quite a hit, and the young 
lady has a stunning figure and a bully voice. Her arms also 
had real sunburn on them, and she looked as if she were a sure 
enough outdoor girl. I shouldn't mind going swimming with her 

As another extra there was a young gentleman evidently new 
to the stage, but who performed very creditably on a ukulele 
and some kindred instrument of torture ; also he sang acceptably 
enough. I would suggest to the neophyte that he stand up when 
he sings, and he will make much more of an impression. 

There were four young ladies labeled "Whott Four", who 
sang and pranced around the stage, and I am still wondering 
"what for?" 

Also The Imperial Military Octette, consisting of gentlemen 
who looked as if they might have escaped from the Kaiser's 
first line trenches, and who played on various wind instruments. 
Altogether, a decidedly interesting and entertaining bill. 

* * * 

Advance Announcements 

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. — Horace Britt, the bril- 
liant violoncellist of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, 
will be the soloist of the sixth "pop" concert, which will be 
given Sunday afternoon, January 28th, at the Cort Theatre, 
under the direction of Alfred Hertz. In next Sunday's concert 
Britt's art will be shown to advantage in Bruch's "Kol Nidrei," 
Op. 47, and the Lalo intermezzo. The remainder of the pro- 
gram is rich with melody, Conductor Hertz again showing his 
fine faculty for selecting masterpieces that hit the favor of both 
layman and music student. The first number of the afternoon 
will be Weber's "Der Freischutz," which might be termed the 
"popular overture par excellence." Greig's First "Peer Gynt" 
suite is certain of favor, as is Rimsky-Korsakow's "Capriccio 
Espagnol," of which the entire five movements will be given. B. 
Emilio Puyans will have an opportunity to distinguish himself 
in the beautiful flute solo which Gluck wrote into the "Dance 
of the Happy Spirits" from "Orpheus." The eighth pair of 
regular symphonies of the San Francisco Orchestra will be 
given under Hertz' direction on February 2 and 4, at the Cort, 
the feature being Edgar Stillman Kelley's much-discussed "New 
England" symphony, which will thus have its first San Fran- 
cisco performances. Paul Dukas' "The Peri," which made such 
an impression when given by Hertz last season, and Weber's 

"Euranthe" overture, will complete the offerings. 

* • » 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum announces another great new show 
for next week. Pocket editions are usually unauthorized by the 
larger editions they are supposed to represent. Pilcer and Dud- 
ley Douglas, who announce themselves as a "pocket edition of 
Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer," are a glaring exception. Miss 
Pilcer is Mr. Pilcer's sister, and the team is presented in vau- 
deville by him. Dudley Douglas is a dapper youth with a win- 
ning stage presence, and the two are admirably suited to each 
other. They present smart songs, dances, sayings and costumes. 
Odiva, "The Water Queen," assisted by a school of Pacific 
Ocean sea lions, will give an exhibition of fancy diving and 
feats of grace in a massive glass tank. "Surgeon Louder, U. S. 
A," which will be presented by the inimitable fun-makers, Im- 
hoff, Conn and Coreen, is as clever a bit of farce as has been 
presented in a long time. Trovato, the humorist violinist who 
has been more copied than any other artist, is an eccentric gen- 
ius who has completely mastered his art. Janet Adair describes 
her performance as "Song Definitions." Myrl and Delmar term 
their little novelty "Over the Garden Gate." It is a gymnastic 
turn. Orville Harrold, America's greatest tenor, will be heard 
in new numbers, and Will M. Cressy and Blanche Dayne will 
continue Mr. Cressy's greatest success, "A City Case." 

* • • 

Civic Center Auditorium. — Mark this date in your social cal- 
endar: Sunday, February 25, 1917. This is the day on which 
San Francisco's music lovers will, at the Civic Center Audi- 
torium, have their first opportunity of becoming acquainted with 
Lina Cavalieri, soprano, generally acknowledged the most beau- 

tiful woman of this day and generation, and Lucien Muratore, 
the world's greatest French tenor. Those who keep tab on 
things musical know that as an opera-singer she is one of the 
brightest stars in the operatic firmament. Those fully competent 
to judge declare that amongst the world's greates tenors Mura- 
tore is supreme. The Chicago Evening American of recent date 
wrote as follows: "For the always wonderful Muratore one must 
paraphrase the famous French proverb, to say, 'Cesse de vain- 
cre ou je cesse d'ecrire.' His Faust last night was a noble, 
beautiful exhibition of the rarest art, polished to a dazzling fin- 
ish, pulsing with ardent passion and with the secret of eternal 
youth in the accents of his glorious tenor." 

* * * 

Theatre St. Francis. — Would you believe that a beautiful wo- 
man could deliberately win a happy husband from his home in 
the short space of one week, after the man had publicly de- 
nounced her as a menace to the community ? It can be done, as 
the incomparable Kitty Gordon proves in her masterly work in 
"Vera, the Medium," to be shown on the screen at the Theatre 
St. Francis, Geary street at Powell, commencing Sunday, Janu- 
ary the 28th. Every one knows Kitty Gordon — not only for her 
facial beauty and her acting talent, but also because of her $20,- 
000 back, which connoisseurs declare to be the most perfect and 
most beautiful back known to the stage or ballet. As the Hon. 
Mrs. Henry Beresford, Kitty Gordon occupied a social position 

Scene from " Vera, the Medium," with Miss Kitty Gordon in the 

Principle role, which will be the Attraction at Theatre 

St. Francis Commencing Sunday Afternoon. 

in England second only to royalty itself. She was received 
everywhere, and her social functions were the talk and joy of 
the smart set of London. The lure of the stage was too strong 
lor her to resist its call, and she, after separating from her hus- 
band, came back to the footlights and carved out a new niche 
for her talent and dramatic powers. In this story of Richard 
Harding Davis's, "Vera, the Medium," Kitty not only wears a 
host of beautiful gowns costing more than $31,000, but her jew- 
elry, valued at something like $200,000, is enough in evidence 

to make most women envious. 

• • • 

Columbia Theatre. — William N. Selig has filmed the greatest 
of American film dramas in "The Crisis." That is the verdict 


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of critics who have viewed preliminary presentations of this 
wonderful drama in ten reels. It has been pronounced a film 
drama that presents the great crisis in our national life with 
splendid power and with a sympathy, a sincerity and a patriot- 
ism that is inspiring. According to one famous authority, the 
Selig drama is skillful in plot, dramatic in episode, powerful 
and original in climax. It is not only a spectacular scenic pro- 
duction, but has something more — a logical, gripping story. A 
large symphony orchestra will be heard at each presentation of 
the film at the Columbia Theatre commencing with Sunday 
night, January 28th, and continuing each afternoon and night 
thereafter for two weeks. Among those in the cast are George 
Fawcett, Thomas Sautschi, Bessie Eyton, Sam D. Drane, Matt 
B. Snyder, Eugenie Besserer, Marshall Neilan. 


If you haven't spent an evening at Fred Solari's restaurant at 
Geary and Mason streets, you are missing one of the most en- 
tertaining delights to be had on this Peninsula. The beautifully 
decorated establishment, with its distinctive air of refinement, 
has two large ideal dance floors, with music that compels your 
feet to "come on in." The unique Indian grill easily accommo- 
dates 200 guests. Famous entertainers contribute the newest 
and best "turns" of the day. Harry Dudley and his galaxy of 
pretty girls now head the programme with La Valera, dancer 
of the Kermis, in a new r^vue. A sparkling evening there is 
assured to all guests, as Fred Solari is a model in catering and 


of Pretty Girls, Including LA VALERA 
(Formerly Mrs. Horton Forrest Phippsof Kermis 
Fame) and Superb Orchestra in a Refiined and 


— A Show of Vivid Life and Color 
Every Night Until the Closing Hour. 

FRED SOLARI'S GRILL, Geary and Mason Sts. 

Paniages. — Winston's Water Lions and Diving Nymphs, an 
aquatic offering as pretentious as it is novel, heads the new bill 
at the Pantages next week, starting Sunday matinee, and gives 
a very convincing demonstration of really intelligent animal 
training, as well as being an educational and scientific spectacle 
beyond comparison. Two pretty and clever diving girls gives 
an exhibition of different dives and tricks, while under the 
water, and the seals, at a word of command from Mr. Winston, 
dive into the tank and proceed to perform exactly the same 
feats. A musical treat will be contributed to the bill by the Ls 

Scala Sextette, International Grand Opera Stars, in excerpts ~Z^ I T~~ '. . 

from Carmen, Lucia and Faust. These artists possess voices (_;OllCW/01CL 1 fl6(ltV6 
of the calibre seldom heard in other than the metropolitan opera 
companies, and their selections are rendered with spirit and 
gusto. Joe Roberts, king of the banjo, presents a repertoire that 
contains every variety of musical selection from grand opera 
to "rag." Other splendid numbers include Sterling and Mar- 
guerite, "Singing Athletes." La Maire and Dawson, "Black- 
ville's Mercurial Funmakers," Biele and Gerard, Swede comedy 
and parodies, Florence Merritt, a sweet singer of popular songs, 
and Helen Holmes in Chapter Thirteen of the "Lass of the {JVp/VBUlfl 
Lumberlands," complete the bill. 

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The wonderful Brahm symphony was the delight of those 
who were fortunate to be present at the Hertz program rendered 
at the recent performance at the Cort. Brahms infused all his 
tonal nature into the symphonic measures, and made it a joy to 
true music lovers. The sympathetic handling of this noble 
theme indicates that the orchestra under the present leadership 
has slipped naturally into a higher and more beautiful sphere 
of grand harmonic symphonies. The "Egmont" overture was 
classically handled; so was the delicate tone poem of Saint- 
Saens. Julia Culp contributed five gems in song, Schubert's 
Ave Maria, the lovely Staendchen, Wagner's Traume, and the 
Morgen of Strauss. Altogether the program was the most at- 
tractive of the many given under the present successful Hertz 


ELSIE PILCER AND DUDLEY DOUGLAS Smarl Songs. Dances, Sayings and 

Gowns; ODIVA "The Water Que " assisted by a School ol Pacific Ocean Bee 

Lions. Fancy Diving and Peats Ol Grace in an In use Glass Tank : ORVILLE 

HARKOLD America's Ureal. -si Tenor. New Songs; will M CRESSY 4. 
BLANCHE Da YNE In "A CITY CASE;" JANI i' ADAIR In "Song De!in1tlon« ' 
asslstedb] Miss Adelphi; "OVER THE GARDEN GATE" pi bentedbj MYlti. 
& delmaR: iMiKiFF. CONN & COREENE In "Surgeon Loader D.S.A."; 
TROVATOThe Humorist Violinist. 

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PROGRAM— "Der Frelschutz" Weber; "Kni Nidrel" (Mr. itriti i Brucl 

No. i. "Peer Qynt" Grieg; "Dance of Happy Spirits." 'Orpheus" Gluck: Inter 

mezzo (Mr. Brltt) Lalo; Caprlcelo Espagnol" Rlmshy-Korsakow. 

ri:i. i oc, 75c, 11.00. Tickets at Sherman. Clay & Co.'s. except concert 

day; at Cor! Theatre concert day only. 


AlfredHektz Conductor. 


Pantages' Iheatre 

Market Street Opposite Maion 

She was undergoing an examination, and when the physician 
advanced towards her with something that looked like a cross 
between a microscope and a toasting fork, she asked what it 
was for. 

"To see down your throat with," replied the medico. "You 
have no idea how far I can see with this instrument." 

Then it was that the lady got off the mark like a keg of dyna- 

"Where are you going?" asked the physician in surprise. 

"I'm going down for a new pair of stockings — there's a hole 
in one of these I have on." 

Commencing Sunday, January 28th 


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Week commencing Sunday, January 28th 
The Incomparable KITTY GORDON (She ol the 120,000 baok) 
And a strung supporting east, in Richard Harding Davis's masterpiece 

a n i. ■ r fid play, taken in wonderful settings. Kitty Gordon wears a hosl ol 

gown which aggregated over ISI.OU0 En cost, while her Jewelry in this photo- 
play-ClasBlC costs overf200,000. Same low pric-sas usual. Two added attractions 

Some of the finest and most spectacular skating in the 

West is exhibited at the big Winter Garden Ice Palace, Sutter 
and Pierce streets, every morning, afternoon and evening. It is 
great exercise for children ; they find no end of enjoyment in 
a new kind of unusual fun introduced into California. Tuesday 
night is always a special, as several hockey clubs take turns in 
battling for the championship on that night. Next Tuesday the 
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One of the largest "melons" ever 
Steel Cuts Big Melon, cut by an industrial corporation was 

announced in New York, this week, 
when Bethlehem Steel Corporation increased the common stock 
dividend from 7y 2 per cent to 10 per cent quarterly, recom- 
mended a 200 per cent common stock dividend or bonus, and 
also offered the common stockholder.-:, the right to subscribe to 
$15,000,000 new stock at par on a basis of share for share of 
present holdings. This action was made possible by a pro- 
posed increase of the common stock from $15,000,000 to $60,- 
000,000. The plan regarding the new stock is to be submitted 
to shareholders at a special meeting February 14th. Voting 
power will be withheld from the new stock. One reason for this 
decision, and perhaps the most important, it was explained, is 
that Schwab promised the British government, from which he 
has received orders running into hundreds of millions of dol- 
lars, that he would not relinquish control of the corporation 
while the war lasts. The banking house of J. and W. Seligman 
is forming a syndicate to underwrite the purchase of the $15,- 
000,000 of new common stock, to be known as Class B. The 
usual annual dividend of 7 per cent on the preferred stock, pay- 
able in four quarterly installments, also was declared. 

Net profits of the Tonopah Mining Company for Decem- 
ber were $61,000, as against $90,550 for November and $56,- 
025 in December, 1915. The power was shut off at the mine for 
six days last month, which reduced earnings. Net profits of 
the Jim Butler mine in Tonopah for December amounted to $22,- 
500, as compared with $31,500 for November and $22,005 for 
December, 1915. Operation was suspended for six days last 
month because of power troubles, which reduced the output. 
Tonopah Belmont Mining Company reports net profits of $114,- 
800 for December, against $121,000 for November and $81,135 
for December, 1915, 

A compilation of resources of the twenty-five State banks 

with their nineteen branches in this city, as prepared by the 
State Banking Department, shows their combined condi- 
tion on January 4th to be as follows: Savings. $269,366,641.32; 
commercial, $87,642,805.61; trust, $3,361,522.13; total $360,- 
370,969.06. This compares with a grand total of resources as 
of August 31, 1916, the date of the last preceding call, of $334,- 
019,687. The combined total of individual deposits January 
4th was $306,535,468, as compared with $284,376,952 on August 
31, 1916. 

According to the usual custom, a list of securities held by 

the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company was submitted to stock- 
holders at the recent annual meeting. The valuations of the as- 
sets given therein are preliminary only, the Insurance Commis- 
sioners of the United States having recently adopted a rule that 
securities in annual statements of companies must be valued at 
figures fixed by them. The list shows $6,775,997 in stocks and 
bonds and a total of $13,343,450, including real estate, loans, 
cash in banks, premium notes and other assets. 

All the former boaid of directors of the Bank of Italy 

have been re-elected, and in addition T. S. Hawkins, Jas. A. 
Bacigalupi, Jos. F. Cavagnaro and F. Kronenberg. James A. 
Bacigalupi was elected vice-president and manager of the new 
trust department added to the bank's rounded business. The 
annual report shows that the bank had a wonderfully prosper- 
ous year, the deposits having increased during the year 1916, 
$16,329,903.18, totaling on December 31, 1916, $36,804,775.71. 
The total assets on the same day amounted to $39,805,995.24. 
The number of depositors December 31, 1916, was 90,683. 

and rising market, and it was also responsible for the circula- 
tion of a batch of rumors regarding the affairs of the corpora- 
tion. The stock, which was bid up 3 points to 136 1 ;, without a 
share being sold on Saturday, started out with a rise to 145 at 
the morning session of the Stock and Bond Exchange this week; 
it touched 147 in the afternoon ; later, news came from Los An- 
geles that it had sold at 148 U in that market. The sharp ad- 
vance is said to have sprung from a report that the management 
of the company had signed a contract with the Independent Oil 
Producers Agency to extend the marketing of its oil for a period 
of five years. Another rumor suggested was melon cutting, 
based on its higher earnings expressed in dividends. Another 
rumor furnishes the plea that a big merger of California oil 
companies was still under consideration. 


An announcement of great interest to those connected with 
the rubber and automobile industries on the Pacific Coast has 
just been made by Mr. W. O. Rutherford, general sales manager 
of the B. F. Goodrich Corporation of Akron, Ohio, in announc- 
ing the promotion of Mr. C. E. Cook. 

Mr. Rutherford says: "The many business friends of Mr. C. 
E. Cook, our Pacific Coast Manager, will be interested to learn 
that Mr. Cook goes to Akron to fill an important position in the 
central organization. The bringing of Mr. Cook into a larger 
field of activity is in recognition of his successful career as a 
salesman and executive, and it is this experience which fits Mr. 
Cook so eminently well to take up the larger responsibilities 
connected with the direction of operations of one hundred and 
twenty Goodrich branches and their several thousand em- 
ployees, selling all of the Goodrich products. Mr. Richard Car- 
roll, who for the past six years has been manager of our Los 
Angeles Branch, becomes district manager at San Francisco, 
effective as of February 1st, his jurisdiction covering all lines 
and extending over San Francisco and Los Angeles branch ter- 

Mr. H. O. Alexander has been promoted to the position of 
Manager Tire Sales, San Francisco Branch. 

Mr. H. W. Zeliff becomes Manager Mechanical Sales at San 

An extraordinary advance in Union Oil shares on the 

San Francisco Stock and Bond Exchange and in Los Angeles 
this week made the stock the outstanding feature of an excited 


It was easy to see that she was a bride, from the love-light 
in her eyes, and from the way in which she spoke to and clung 
to her husband. An acquaintance met them on the front at 
Brighton and advanced with outstretched hand. "Well, how are 
you, Betty? You surely don't mean to say that you are mar- 

"Why — yes — yes — I am," stammered the girl, blushing furi- 
ously, "you — you know it tuns in the family. Mother was mar- 
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"A Handy Guide for Beggars." 

More books with the ring of originality of "The Handy 
Guide," its thorough good taste, sincerity and good sense would 
be welcome at this time. The miscellaneous papers and poems 
gathered together under this title chronicle the author's ad- 
ventures "while preaching the gospel of beauty," through the 
South, from Florida to Pennsylvania. While moonshiners, 
crackers and coal-miners might seem to be dubious audiences 
for Lanier, Blake or Mr. Lindsay's own verse or lectures in de- 
fense of poetry, this modern troubadour was met with almost 
invariable hospitality and docility (in the derivative sense.) 
Like St. Francis, he chose to go penniless and on foot, and, as 
his rules of the road best express it, to "Keep away from the 
cities; keep away from the railroads; have nothing to do with 
money and carry no baggjge . . . travel alone; be neat, delib- 
erate, chaste and civil, preach the gospel of beauty." 

$1.50. Published by The Macmillan Company, New York. 

* * * 

"Davis, Soldier Missionary." 

Jerome Dean Davis was for 40 years an outstanding figure 
among the missionary forces in Japan. Joseph Ueesima has the 
honor of being the founder of the Doshiha University, but Dr. 
Davis was his American lieutenant, who lived on to fight the 
Doshisha battles long after Neesima was gathered to his 
fathers. Davis was always a fighter, though never a belligerent. 
So there is eminent fitness in naming his biography, "Davis, 
Soldier-Missionary." It is by his son, J. Merle Davis, secre- 
tary of the international committee, Young Men's Christian As- 
sociation, at Tokyo, and is a substantial volume of 350 pages, 
well illustrated and of compelling interest. 

Price, $1.50. 

* • • 

"Short History of Germany." 

The lay reader will look at two large octavos aggregating 
above 1,100 pages, and wonder why it is called short. Long or 
short, Ernest F. Henderson's "Short History of Germany," two 
volumes, has scored such popularity with seven editions since 
1902 that the author has tor the 1916 issue added three more 
chapters, 128 pages, bringing the history on from 1871 to 1914. 
The work is scholarly — a comment that ought to be unneces- 
sary, but is not, considering the existence of some unscholarly 
historians. It is also alive. If there is anything of stolidity in 
the subject, it did not affect this history. Men and events 
crowd along like moving pictures, and with quite as much hu- 
man interest attaching to the narrative. It is hardly necessary 
to review what is now a standard work, except to repeat the ap- 
plause it has earned. The new chapters call for further notice. 
The original work stopped with the imperial coronation of Wil- 
liam I at Versailles in 1871, the same man who as King of Prus- 
sia ten years earlier was so unpopular that his subjects would 
not salute him in the streets of Berlin. Beginning at that point 
Dr. Henderson has traced the political developments, economic 
progress and social progress to 1914 in three chapters that are 
of vital interest to any who wish to know the Germany of to- 

$3.50. The Macmillan Company, New York. 

* * * 

"The Impossible Mrs. Bellew." 

The heroine is, of course, that familiar person in fiction, the 
woman with a past. Her sorrows and notoriety, however, are 
supposed to be "excusable." Married at 17 to the most eligible 
"parti" of the season, Becty soon discovers that his character 
and tendencies are most vicious. He makes her familiar with 
the "gay" and sibaritic life he leads, and boasts that he has 
"finished her education." This done, his unstable affections 
stray elsewhere. As if to show the value of such an "educa- 
tion" the young wife proceeds to pay him in kind. She precipi- 
tates a scandal and then repeats, to the end that she is socially 
ostracized and made an object of polite insult, and the butt of 
attentions from professional gallants. The author, with a fine 

democracy in immorality, makes it plain, however, that at heart 
she is better than her feminine detractors, who, in secret, have 
committed virtually all the sins that she has taken small pains 
to conceal. 

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January 27, 1917 

and California Adv rtiser 



Rudolph C. Bertheau, formerly special agent for Selbach & 
Deans, has resigned to engage in commercial pursuits. Mr. 
Bertheau is a son of Cesai Bertheau, for many years engaged 
in the general agency business in San Francisco, and at present 
with the office of George H. Tyson as metropolitan manager 

of one of his companies. 

* * * 

The Nevada Fire, which has heretofore confined its field of 
operations to its home State, Nevada, has made application for 
a California license. The company has been doing business 

with headquarters at Reno since March, 1914. 

* * * 

Companies lead in San Francisco premiums last year in the 
following order : Home of New York, $249,831 ; Liverpool & 
London & Globe, $233,496; Aetna, $190,792; Hartford, $150- 
241; Royal, $120,470; Fireman's Fund $170,997; New Zealand, 
$91,211; London, $88,135; Northern of England, $83,704; 
Springfield, $75,790; Insurance Co. of North America, $70,275; 

California, $69,525. 

* * * 

L. V. McLaughlin has been appointed special agent for the 
automobile department of the W. W. Alverson agency, under 
Special agent Keleher, for the southern portion of California. 
Headquarters of this branch are at Los Angeles. Mr. McLaugh- 
lin formerly represented the interests of 
the Pacific Coast Casualty in the south- 
ern city. 

"Permitting County Fire Mutuals to borrow money with which 
to pay losses. Assembly Bill No. 123, Smith, "Regulating Fra- 
ternal Societies." Assembly Bill No. 124, Smith, "Providing 
Whole Family Protection by Fraternal Societies." Senate Bill 
No. 19, Scott, "Providing tor Issuance of Old Age Pensions by 

the State Insurance Fund. 

* * * 

George A. Davies, who succeeds W. S. Sheldon as special 
agent for the companies represented in the Selbach & Dean's 
general agency, was formerly special agent for the Globe In- 
demnity Co., with headquarters at San Francisco. His territory 

will embrace all of the northern portion of California. 

* * * 

The Insurance Brokers Exchange of San Francisco is shown 
to be in a highly successful financial condition by the report 
of Secretary Anderson. The cash receipts last year amounted 
to $14,861.45, and the Exchange has well invested assets of 
$52,265.12. The accrued interest on bonds, payable during the 

next fiscal year, is $1,041.65. 

* * * 

Major A. E. Ransom, formerly of Boise City, Idaho, has been 
appointed State agent for the Northern Life of Seattle for Utah. 
The Northern Life has recently been licensed by the Utah In- 
surance department. 

Hokus — Those two girls used to be bosom friends, and 

now they scarcely speak. Pokus — What's his name? — Life. 

Floyd M. Lumbard, for many years 
connected with the Insurance Commis- 
sioner's office for the State of California, 
and who resigned last year, died this 
month at San Jose, aged 36 years. Mr. 
Lumbard had been a sufferer for many 
years, and his demise was not unexpected. 
He had many friends among insurance 
men in this city who will be grieved at 

his untimely taking off. 

* * * 

The second and third floors of the new 
building to be erected at Pine and Mont- 
gomery streets will be let to the West 
Coast-San Francisco Life for a home 
office. The growing business of the com- 
pany makes it necessary to acquire ad- 
ditional space and enlarged conveniences, 
the present quarters being illy adapted 

for the purpose. 

* * * 

There is every probability that an anti- 
rebate bill will be passed by the present 
California legislature. Both the life and 
casualty men all over the State favor such 
a measure, and will unite upon some form 

that will be acceptable to both. 

* * * 

At the quarterly meeting of the Fire- 
man's Fund, held January 15th, an extra 
dividend of $10 per share was declared 
in addition to the usual $4 dividend. The 
old directors were re-elected at the an- 
nual meeting. The Fireman's Fund en- 
joyed an unusually prosperous experience 
during 1916, ibout one million dollars 
having been added to its surplus, and 
large gains were made in every depart- 
ment, the gain made in the marine de- 
partment being exceptionally large. At 
the annual meeting held on the 17th, all 
the old officers were also re-elected for 

the ensuing year. 

* * * 

Of the bills affecting insurance intro- 
duced in the California Legislature thus 
far, the following are the more import- 
ant: Assembly Bill No. 102, Ashley. 

What a Century this is! 

The wireless! The motor car! The aeroplane! 
The submarine! The telephone! The 

20th Century Limited 

"77/r most famous train in the xvor/d" 

How ouf grandfathers would have gasped! Chicago 
to New York in twenty hours' The idea of such a 
thing' Why, in their day it was a month's journey. 
This 20 -hour service is possible only over a 
railroad of such physic. il excellence as the 

NewYork&ittral Railroad 

"America's Greatest Railway System" 
The Water-Level^ Route " — You Can Sleep 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 27, 1917 



Military Highway of Marin Taps Scenic Wonderland 

Road Little Known Links Fort Baker and Fort Barry With Rock 
Bound Point Bonita — North Portal of Golden Gate 

Photos by Arthur Spaulding Company 

Motorists and commuters traveling 
back and forth between San Francisco 
and Sausalito have often gazed with in- 
terest and curiosity at the road which 
ascends the hills of the southernmost 
point of Marin County, the hills that rise 
abruptly out of the Golden Gate at Lime 
Point and Point Bonita, and then undu- 
late north and east in graceful and pic- 
turesque fashion, finally terminating at 
the summit of Mount Tamalpais. 

Despite its proximity to San Francisco 
there is probably no road in all Califor- 
nia about which so little is known. While 
it is within plain view of any one who 
takes the trouble to go down to the bay 
front, or to the top of any one of the 
city's many eminences, it is probably a 
conservative estimate to state that not 
one motorist out of every one hundred 
has any information concerning its many 
characteristics or its scenic attractions. 
The ratio is probably much greater. 

There are several reasons for this, but 
they are not good reasons, to which any 
one who is so fortunate as to know will 
bear witness. For the road is open 
to the public every day in the year, is an 
absolutely safe mountain highway, pos- 
sesses a wealth of scenic attractions par- 
alleled by no other road in the State, and 
would be closed to pleasure tourist traf- 
fic only under the most extraordinary 

The writer has stated that there are 
no good reasons why there should be so 
little information about the highway. Es- 
pecially is this true when one takes into 
consideration that there are thousands of 
motorists in San Francisco alone who are 
weekly and daily asking the question : 
where shall we go with our machine? 

Why any one owning an automobile 
and residing in the San Francisco bay re- 
gion should long be confronted with this 

query is remarkable. Literally bales of 
literature have been turned out by our 
promotion bodies about the touring at- 
tractions of this part of the State. And 
it is generally admitted that there is no 
more delightful touring ground of similar 
area in this commonwealth than within 
a radius of from fifty to one hundred 
miles of this city. 

That road crossing the hills of the 
southern extremity of Marin, and at 
which the reader may frequently have 
looked with curious eyes, is a military 
highway connecting Fort Barry with Fort 
Baker and the latter post with Sausalito. 
The fact that the nature of the road may 
under unusual circumstances cause it to 
constitute an element of defense may 
have kept a few motorists from making 
an effort to explore it, but more likely it 

is the fear of the average motorist to 
leave the beaten trails that has kept him 
in ignorance of what it is and to what it 

Through the courtesies of the com- 
manding officers of Forts Barry and 
Baker a party of local motorists in a pa- 
latial and luxurious Owen Magnetic au- 
tomobile — that marvel of the motor car 
industry of 1916 — was permitted to ex- 
plore this military highway of Marin re- 
cently for the purpose of making a series 
of photographic studies of this road from 
one end to the other and to obtain other 
data of interest to motorists. 

Built under the auspices of Uncle Sam, 
a drive over it in almost any make of au- 
tomobile should be a pleasure, but to be 
introduced to it from the deeply cush- 
ioned seats of a simply controlled, silent 
running Owen Magnetic approximates a 
melody. Until one has actually ridden in 
this superb creation of the motor build- 
ing art one has only the faintest concep- 
tion of the meaning of the poetry of mo- 
tion. And such a ride need not be with- 
out its music, either. 

If the reader ever finds himself in a 

Snuggling safely in a cove are the quarters of the officers and men stationed at Fort Baker: The Post presents an 
exceedingly peaceful aspect — the very antithesis of war. Owen magnetic in foreground. 

January 27, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


San Francisco and the Golden Gale as seen from the divide on the Fort Baker-Fort Barry military highway. Owen Magnetic car in left foreground. 

car of this make, ask the driver to take 
you down some incline. Watch him 
when he slides the control lever on the 
steering wheel into neutral position. Then 
listen. A sweet, soft musical note will 
strike your ear. Its origin is the mag- 
netic brake, a brake which exacts no toll 
from either the brake lining or the tires. 

Leaving Sausalito, the motorists who 
wish to make the drive to the two mili- 
tary reservations over the scenic highway 
should turn to the left after landing from 
the ferry and follow the paved street due 
west, passing through the gateway to the 
Fort Baker reservation. The distance 
from Sausalito to the guardhouse is about 
two miles. At the latter point take the 
main road leading to the left which takes 
one to a sharp hairpin turn to the right. 
The latter marks the foot of the grade 
which has been in plain view from the 
ferry boat all the way across the bay. 

It is admitted that the view of San 
Francisco and its environs from the sum- 
mit of the Twin Peaks boulevard is one 
of the most inspiring scenes that motor- 
ing in the bay region has to offer. As one 
ascends the military highway from the 
shore line of horse shoe bay there will 
unfold before one a magnificent pano- 
rama of marine and land vistas which 
surpasses that from the "Figure Eight" 
on Twin Peaks. 

Immediately below one, snuggling 
safely in a cove which brings up the 
background of horse shoe bay, are the 
buildings which constitute the quarters 
of the officers and men stationed at Fort 
Baker. The structures which stand side 
by side in the form of a horse shoe, pre- 
sent an exceedingly peaceful aspect. 
They are suggestive of anything which is 
the antithesis of warfare. Over the crest 
of the semi-circle of low hills immedi- 
ately back of the buildings one looks out 

over the broad expanse of the east bay 
region. Immediately ahead of one is the 
pinnacle of Tamalpais. 

As the car rounds the next shoulder of 
the slope one comes smack into a pano- 
rama of the bay, the city of San Fran- 
cisco, spread out over the forearm of the 
peninsula, and the Golden Gate. For a 
moment this view is shut out. The next 
instant one emerges on a cliff seemingly 
suspended over the gate. Across that 
arm of water the view takes one right 
down the beach boulevard, and, if the 
atmosphere is clear, Point Pedro far 
down the coast is visible. 

Less than a fifth of a mile beyond this 
point one looks down upon what is be- 
lieved to be the scene of one of the most 
mystifying tragedies of "the gate." A 
wooden cross surmounting a sharp rock 

projecting from the sea a short distance 
from the shore is the chronicler of the 
grim reaper's toll. It commemorates the 
wreck of the Rio Janeiro a decade ago, 
from which not one soul was saved to 
tell the tale. 

. Passing over the Fort Baker-Fort 
Barry divide the road gradually serpen- 
tines its way down the mountain side, 
then passes through the Fort Barry reser- 
vation, finally terminating on a slight ele- 
vation above Point Bonita, one of the 
most picturesque locations on the Marin 
side of the bay. 

Viewed from the San Francisco side 
of the Golden Gate, or from either the 
ferries that ply back and forth between 
this city and Sausalito, or the decks of 
the steamers that sail through "the gate," 
Point Bonita furnishes only the slightest 

M»n in his endearor to master the treachery o( rock-ribbed PosM Benin, tunneled the cone, smoothed off a place on 
the rery edge of the cliffs and put a light house of Heel and concrete there. 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 27, 1917 

The key 

ewj from the elevation above Point Bonita. 
, " the end of the trail." 

Owen Magnetic tourists at 

suggestion of the treachery that lurks in 
her rock-ribbed, jagged-toothed cliffs. 

Perpendicularly they rise out of the 
sea to the cone of the point. But man, 
in his endeavor to master that treachery, 
tunneled the cone, smoothed off a place 
on the very edge of the cliffs, and there, 
with concrete and steel, built a light- 
house that guides and welcomes the ships 
of the seas into the greatest land-locked 
harbor of the world. 

Without Point Bonita as the climax 
of a motor trip over the military high- 
way between the two posts, the journey 
is especially inviting to autoists of the 
bay region. In the first place, the im- 
proved auto ferry service between San 
Francisco and the Marin shore makes it 
possible for one to make the round trip 
nice'y in half a day. But with the added 
attractions of the government light-house 
and the unusual surrounding scenic fea- 
tures of the point, the trip there and back, 
say, tor instance, on a Sunday afternoon, 
becomes one of peculiar interest. 

It is impossible to drive an automobile 
right to the light house. But a machine 
may be parked with perfect safety with- 
in a few hundred yards of it. The light- 
house is reached by way of a trail, and 
visitors are accorded the usual courtesies 
provided by the government. From the 
light-house one commands a remarkable 
view of the north shore coast line, which, 
on a clear day, easily extends to the 
Marconi wireless station above Bolinas, 
the Farallone Islands to the west, and 
a full sweep of San Francisco and the 
bay to the south. 

As one drives over the military high- 
way, particularly on the Fort Barry side 

of the divide, one cannot help but wish 
that there were a connecting link be- 
tween it and the Dip-Sea and Bolinas bay 
road. Such a connection could be estab- 
lished at a comparatively small cost, and 
with the same degree of safety as the 
military highway. 

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$35,000,000 TO BUY 


With the recent appropriation of $35,- 
000,000 by the United States government 
for the purchase of aeroplanes, to be used 
in connection with the army, navy and 
post office departments, the making of 
aeroplanes is past the "game" stage, and 
can now be ranked as one of America's 

foremost industries. 

Realizing the important advances made 
by the aeroplane industry and its close 
relation to members of the Motor and 
Accessory Manufacturers, the directors of 
that organization recently sanctioned the 
forthcoming First Pan-American Aero- 
nautic Exposition to be held in Grand 
Central Palace, New York, February 8th 
to 15th inclusive, and many members of 
the big accessory and parts associations 
have already been allotted space. 
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Announcement has been made that 
Pearson Garage, in Bush street, between 
Kearny and Montgomery, which is run 
in conjunction with the U. S. Garage, and 
under the same management, is equipped 
for all kinds of auto repair work, and is 
in charge of a first class mechanic. The 
place is open at all times and does wash- 
ing and polishing both night and day, ex- 
cept Sundays and holidays. 
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The first bill introduced into the 

House cf the Minnesota legislature this 
year was a measure amending the general 
laws of 1913 and providing severe pun- 
ishment for motor car "borrowers." Any 
person who "takes, removes or operates 
any motor car from the place where left 
by owner or person in charge shall be 
deemed guilty of a felony and upon con- 
viction shall be sentenced to the State 
prison or county jail for a term not ex- 
ceeding three years, or be fined $2,000, 
or both." The bill is the outcome of a 
custom of defense that there is intention 
of returning the machine, and of no ac- 
tual theft. 

Your patriotism will be aroused and warmed by a visit lo the two military posts. Owen Magnetic at Fort Barry, 

January 27, 1917 

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Stand the KnifeTefc 

EFORE you, its thick tough Goodrich Black 
Safety Tread slashed back, its sinewy, two- 
ply rubber-saturated cable-cord body laid 
bare, stands a Silvertown Cord Tire. 

Before you stands the whole story of why tires 
WEAR. And why tires WEAR OUT. 

For, contrary to common belief, tires wear out INSIDE 
— not outside — from internal frictional heat, rubbed up 
between the plies of the tire. 

Each extra ply means extra inside heat— extra 
wearing out of the tire. 

Were you to put the knife test to all tires, you 
would find three types of bodies : 

Cotton fabric, swathed in five to seven piles; 
Thread cord, or web, (strings the size of a trout 
line, held parallel the circumference of the 
tire by interspaced cross-threads) gummed 
together in five to seven plies ; 

Cable-cord, the unique, patent-protected cross- 
wrapped, two-ply structure, found ONLY in 
Silvertown, the original cord tire. 

Mark well the sturdy size of Silvertown's cable-cords, and that 
they are cross-wrapped into two plies and but two. Obviously 
Silvertown with but two plies must outlast 
many-ply tires with their multiplied inside 

Out of this durability, and the resili- 
ence of those flexible cable-cords, come 
Silvertown's gasoline - saving economy, 
smoother riding comfort, and prolonged 
mileage, you cannot afford to be without. 

Know Silvertowns by their graceful extra- 
size, and their RED DOUBLE 


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Goodrich Black Safety Treads 

Silvertowns Make All Cars 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 27, 1917 



In its campaign for better buildings for 
America, the National Lumber Manufac- 
turers' Association in its latest publica- 
tion gives a series of plans for ideal gar- 
ages for one or two cars. One of the 
neatest ideas for the building of a gar- 
age is shown in the plans for a service- 
able car garage, which can be erected at 
small cost in any community. 

The dimensions of this garage are 
large enough to permit the housing of 
any car manufactured. If desired, this 
building may be shortened, but it is ad- 
visable to build long enough in the first 
place. You will find that you never have 
too much room in your garage. 

This building emphasizes real economy 
in construction. It is designed primarily 
for those who do not desire to spend any 

more than is absolutely necessary. In 
cold climates it is advisable to sheathe 
the building inside and out and also to 
ceil overhead, although these may be 
omitted. In erecting the building use a 
durable wood or creosoted posts for foun- 
dation. Concrete or brick piers are good, 
but will add slightly to the cost, and you 
will find that well creosoted posts will 
last as long as the garage is needed. 

The floor construction shown in the 
drawing is adequate, and gives strength 
to the floor where it is needed most. The 
two stringers (two by sixes spiked to- 
gether) are directly under the wheels of 
the car as it stands in the garage. No 
other joists are necessary. The rafters 
and studs are spaced 3 feet apart." The 
floor is constructed of two by six planks, 
dressed on the upper side. 

The dimension material and siding 
should be of No. 1 grade, but the roof 


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boards may be a No. 2 grade. Shingles 
should be of first quality, and on a small 
roof like this may be laid 4 x / 2 in. or 5 in. 
to the weather. Cut or zinc coated shin- 
gle nails should be used — not wire nails, 
which quickly rust out. The large doors 
are made of dressed and matched boards, 
four or six inches wide, as preferred. 

Paint the roof and sides inside and out 
with a good grade of paint, preferably 
one that is fire-resisting. A white or 
gray inside paint makes the garage much 
lighter and adds greatly to the appear- 
ance. Use cement emanel paint on the 
plank floor, so that oil and grease that 
drop from the car can be easily wiped 

Get good hardware for the garage. A 
good lock is not easily broken or picked. 
Thieves gather where pickings are eas- 

Build this garage and then compare its 
low cost with what any mail order house 
offers. This building is not an eyesore. 
It needs but a coat of paint to make it 
harmonize with any building. It adds 
value and grace to your lot. 

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The close relationship between the de- 
velopment of the National Parks and 
motoring has been emphasized strongly 
during the meeting of the National Parks 
Conference in Washington, D. C. Tour- 
ing and its relation to road building and 
the exceptional scenic assets of the 
United States composed the main theme 
at the discussion, particular attention be- 
ing paid to touring in its relation to the 
National Parks. 

A. W. Seaman of the Long Island Au- 
tomobile Club told how to equip for trans- 
continental touring. Orville Wright nat- 
urally spoke in favor of air routes to the 
parks. George C. Diehl, chairman A. A. 
A. good roads board, told of the improve- 
ments made in the country's highways. 
He showed how system in the construc- 
tion of highways to and through the 
parks would be necessary if the full ben- 
efit of the parks is to be obtained by the 
public. C. F. Bishop, who has made 
many long trips abroad, compared Eu- 
rope's commercialization of scenic and 
health assets and our lack of commercial- 
ization, urging that we advertise the ad- 
vantages and beauties of our country, the 
parks in particular. 

E. L. Ferguson, manager of the A. A. 
A. touring bureau, reviewed the routes of 
travel in the United States. He spoke 
on the capitalization of scenery, history 
and good roads in view of the wonderful 
increase in touring. Among other things, 

January 27, 1917 

Mr. Ferguson said that from east of 
Portland, Me., and from Quebec, Canada, 
less than 100 miles of uncompleted con- 
necting highway exists. Florida is capi- 
talizing her winter balm, her royal palm 
and her orange groves in prospect of fur- 
ther increase in motor travel as the high- 
ways are extended. A few years ago it 
was difficult to find even one way across 
the country, but now seven routes invite 
the traveler. Many of these long-dis- 
tance inter-connecting routes bear various 
historical and geographical names, and 
some are marked with the name of some 
man famed in the country's history. These 
roads branch in all directions, and the 
branches are practically numberless. 

George Holms of the Park-to-Park 
Highway Association dwelt on the possi- 
bilities of a park-to-park highway system, 
the series of parks to be connected by a 
series of highways. Such a plan, Mr. 
Holms said, would add greatly to the 
pleasures and comfort as well as the en- 
lightenment of motoring tourists. 

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What is said to be the most far-reach- 
ing judicial decision rendered in this 
State in relation to motor vehicle laws 
and the traffic question was handed down 
in Los Angeles by Superior Judge Fin- 
layson, when he refused to permit local 
traffic ordinances to be introduced in evi- 
dence in a suit involving a motor car ac- 

The judge recited as his opinion that 
it was the intention of the State legisla- 
ture that the State vehicle law should 

and California Advertiser 

regulate traffic on all public highways 
and that the use of the streets is not a 
municipal affair. This conforms to the 
previous ruling of the district court of ap- 
peal that cities, not under free holders' 
charters, have no power to pass ordi- 
nances regulating traffic. In municipali- 
ties governed by charters, said the court, 
the only ground on which traffic ordi- 
nances could be passed by city councils 
is that the regulation of traffic is purely 
a municipal affair. 

While the supreme court has held that 
the opening or paving of a street, being a 
local improvement, is a municipal affair, 
Judge Finlayson declared that the high- 
ways are open to the free use of all citi- 
zens of the State as well as of the muni- 
cipality; that a citizen of another city 
has equal rights on the streets of Los An- 
geles with those of this city and that 
therefore the city charter is not para- 
mount to the State laws and that the 
State laws, not city ordinances, shall pre- 
vail and be inforced by the municipalities 
through their police power. 

Whether the Eno system, which is simi- 
lar to the one prevailing here is adopted 
throughout the State or not, some unifor- 
mity is bound to come out of the confu- 
sion. All cities and towns will have to 
be governed by the same general laws, so 
that the stranger, when once he has be- 
come acquainted with the provisions in 
any place can safely continue his jour- 
ney elsewhere. El Monte cannot have a 
ten-mile speed limit, Ontario twelve, 
Azusa fifteen, and so on with variations 
innumerable, but all must conform to the 
State regulation. 


Judge Finlayson also made other very 
important rulings relative to the liability 
of a car driver and Pedestrian. One is: 

If the windshield of a motor car ob- 
structs the view of the driver by reason 
of drops of rain collecting on it, or, if the 
driver is blinded by a light from ahead or 
reflected from his own windshield, it is 
his duty to stop at street crossings. 

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When Barney Oldfield left Los Angeles 
a few days ago for the East, the an- 
nouncement was made that he intends to 
enter into the manufacture of motor ve- 
hicles, and has a $10,000,000 syndicate 
providing him with the necessary capital. 
The claim is made that the syndicate is 
composed of Los Angeles and New York 
capitalists and the organization will be 
known as the Oldfield Motors Corp. Rac- 
ing motors, passenger cars, light trucks 
and tractors are to be built. 

According to the announcement, the 
plans include the erection or purchase of 
a large manufacturing plant in Detroit, 
Mich. A service and assembly plant is 
to be conducted in Los Angeles. The de- 
tails are said to have been revealed as 
the culmination of six months of negotia- 
tion*. Arthur Fisk, former postmaster of 
San Francisco, a politician and until re- 
cently director of the Lucky Baldwin es- 
tate, James J. Jeffries and W. L. Wilson 
are named as Oldfield's local associates. 

It is the intention of the veteran to 
make the coming season his final one in 
the racing game, he says. 

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Phone Garfield 713 

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Phone Douglas 2120 

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owners ami their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 27, 1917 



What city or town wishes the use of a 
real live road engineer free? That is the 
question put up to a lot of boards of se- 
lectmen and city fathers in places under 
10,000 population in New England. The 
query comes from Boston. There is no 
string tied to it, either. The Automobile 
Legal Association owns the engineer, and 
any town may use him. This is another 
example of how a motor organization 
may do something for its members in par- 
ticular and motorists in general. It is the 
same organization that spent $5,000 to 
police the Massachusetts highways and 
aid motorists when the State legislature 
turned down a proposition to do such 

William A. Thibodeau, general counsel, 
is the originator of the plan. He secured 
Sidney von Loesecke, an engineer of 
seven years' experience with the Boston 
Transit Commission, to resign from that 
body to join the A. L. A. to take charge 
of the department of highways. Letters 
have been sent to all the officials of the 
smaller places in New England telling 
them they are at liberty to have the ser- 
vices of Mr. von Loesecke at any time, 
and he wil' make trips to places to con- 
sult with and direct the work of repairing 
highways. There will not be any charge, 
even for his expenses. They may write 
to him to get specifications, and he will 
tell them what form of construction is 
the better and more economical for any 
particular locality. The cheapest and best 
way to remove dangerous curves, cut 
down banks, etc., will be explained. How 
to erect warning signs, remove shrubbery 
and many other things are included in 
his work. The idea behind the movement 
is to make motoring safer for all users of 
the highways. As the A. L. A. now has 
nearly 15,000 members and is growing 
all the time, its officials feel that they 
should do everything possible to protect 
these drivers. It is spending thousands 
annually for just such purposes, and is 
accomplishing a great deal of good. 
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Women of the central Illinois farms 
emphatically denounce the libel that the 
egg industry has gone to pot because 
they are spending most of their time 
scudding across the country in motor 
cars and neglecting the poultry yards 
which have been the foundation of the 
egg production from time immemorial. 
They assert that the charge that the farm- 
er's wife; her son's wife; and her grand- 
son's wife, instead of looking after the 
chickens, coaxing them to lay, and gen- 

erally supervising the industry, are hunt- 
ing bargains in town, driving across coun- 
try in their cars, and drinking in the sce- 
nery on tours, is a base falsehood. They 
propose to fight to the limit the threat- 
ened legislation forcing the farmers' wo- 
men folk to forego their limousines and 
cuddle the chicken biddies for the de- 
lectation of the public that insists upon 

The women of the rural district declare 
that they have a right to spin away on a 
fair day in their cars and become ac- 
quainted with their neighbors, and no one 
can force them to stay at home, ruminat- 
ing in a poultry yard to keep the chickens 

The wise analyst has determined that 
to the motor car and prosperity of the 
farmer is largely due the present situa- 
tion regarding eggs. He has announced 
that the cars about which so many jokes 
have been circulated by the public and 
press, have a joke in return, one that re- 
venges their self respect and causes the 
public to sit up and feel chagrined at its 
own helplessness. Now that the egg scan- 
dal has been exposed and the cause of it 
all caught on the wing, so to speak, what 
is to be done about it? The public has 
been formulating plans for many years to 
make the life of the farmer and his wo- 
men folk more attractive, and now, when 
thes; attractions threaten to reduce the 
fuod supply and the material comfort of 
the public, and diminish the usefulness of 
the farmer and his wife to the world, we 
are confronted with another set of prob- 

S S S 


E. Linn Mathewson, head of the Math- 
ewson Motor Company, has suggested 
the following ten New Year's resolutions 
for motor car owners : 

First — Read your instruction book at 
least once a month. 

Second — Once in every two weeks ex- 
amine your battery. 

Third — Examine your tires twice each 
week for proper inflation. 

Fourth — Avoid riding in car tracks and 

Fifth — Examine oil level in crank case 

Sixth — To drain radiator twice each 

Seventh — To see that the car is washed 
immediately after each muddy trip. 

Eighth — To turn up grease cups every 
other day. 

Ninth — To not tinker with parts about 
which you know nothing. 

Tenth — To ever keep in mind the rules 
of "Safety First" and courtesy always. 

There are many garages in town, 

and the motorist is often in a quandary 
as to where to go, especially for perma- 
nent service. There are very few who 
give you the quality of service of Dow 
& Green, in Taylor street, between O'Far- 
rell and Geary. Here your car will re- 
ceive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 




Complete with attachments, rub- 
ber tubing and gauge. All metal 
construction. No oil spray in the 


Easily installed on all cars. 
Inquire of your dealer. 

Kellogg Electric Motor 
Driven Garage Pumps 

(Many Styles and Sizes) 

Hand Pumps, Gauges, Grease 
Guns and other accessories. The 
very best made. Insist upon the 
Kellogg Line. 



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insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners any- 
where in United States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss by 
fire. Automobile insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental income by fire. 

ROFF & SHEAHAN, General Agents 
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City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street; 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
hank Bldg.. 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 357S. 

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papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St., above Bush. San Fran- 
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cisco. Tel. Sutter 36. 

Queen Regent Merger Mines Company. 

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ration of winks. Mineral County, Nevada. 

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second day of January, 1917, an assessment ol 

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mediately, jn legal money of the IJn retary, at the 

office of the Company, 837 Monadnock Building;, San Fi tlfomla. 

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lay of February, 1917, will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public 
auction, and unless payment is made before, will be sold on Monda 
litth day of March, 1917. to pay the delinquent assessment, together with 
of advertising and expel 

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Since the extraordinary days of '49 
Vice Crusades it has been a proverb on this penin- 

Vs. Politicians. sula that any concerted movement 

of a socialogical character would be 
sooner or later harpooned by the practical politicians and 
adroitly trimmed to suit their services. The present crusade 
against vice has followed the course of its predecessors. Those 
in the orchestra of this show readily discern that certain clever 
politicians have concealed themselves behind the skirts of the 
Vice Bashee in an effort to poignard the chances of Mayor 
Rolph to become Governor of the State. Through long dis- 
tance jabs, Los Angeles pcllies are contributing their efforts to 
stir up the mess in order to sidetrack the Mayor from nomina- 
tion. They demand a Los Angeles Governor on the next draw- 
ing, and insist that they are entitled to the honor. On this point 
they rabidly resent opposition. Stephens or Resistance is 
their slogan. Heney regards the situation with a broad grin. 
Like Stephens, he is anxious to see Rolph eliminated from the 
race. The big vote that San Francisco would give Rolph is ah 
immense handicap against his rivals. Mayor Rolph has learned 
a thing or two politically since he took office, and the chances 
are that he will be able to checkmate his adversaries. As for 
the vice crusade, Pastor Smith describes it accurately and pith- 
ily: "I started a lot of trouble, but a man with a bigger brain 
than I have has got to settle it somehow." 

cess California will eventually be recognized as a manufactur- 
ing State and gradually relegated to the background as a fruit 
orchard. California possesses ideal facilities for hydro-electric 
power, and other natural necessities required in manufactures, 
and every effort should be strained to effect this industrial goal. 
The local Chamber of Commerce visualizes this great stride 
in the intensive development of the State, and is stoutly putting 
its shoulder to the wheel. 

The marching home of Pershing's 
Uncle Sam troops means that Uncle Sam has 

Quits Mexico. decided that they have fulfilled 

their service in Mexico, and that 
hereafter General Carranza must use his best resources and 
judgment to complete the pacification of Mexico. The with- 
drawal of all United States soldiers has been officially an- 
nounced by the Secretary of the Army. Carranza and Villa 
forces will likely contest for the territory evacuated by the 
United States troops. According to rough and ready estimates, 
Villa is now backed by some 8,000 well equipped followers, 
which indicates that he is still receiving money and arms from 
private parties on this side of the border, parties who are de- 
termined through self-interest to drive Carranza out of power 
and place a man in the saddle of Huerta's calibre and useful- 
ness to obtain the big estates and rich concessions they covet. 


-Bradley in the Chicago Daily News 

California is hungry for colonists. 
Colonizing California. As one of the two biggest States in 
the Union, she remains one of the 
thinnest in population. Efforts, of course, have been made to 
remedy the situation, chiefly by the local railroad companies, 
led by the Southern Pacific and by the steamship companies. 
The State Colonization Commission, acting through a board, 
now proposes to buy 10,000 acres of land for a starter, subdi- 
vide them in allotments, improve the land and sell the divisions 
to settlers at cost. A bill to this effect has already been intro- 
duced into the legislature by Senator Breed of Oakland. The 
plan has been tried in many countries of Europe, South Amer- 
ica and Australia, so it is no theoretical hope. It offers small 
capital an opportunity to get on its feet. In a measure the plan 
has a tendency to break up large estates. France illustrates the 
fact that prosperity and patriotism follow the flag of any nation 
when the land is divided among small, frugal landholders. The 
contents of the famous worsted stockings of these small farm- 
ers and tradesmen are now furnishing France with the funds 
to defray the cost of the war. 

Success of this plan in California would naturally increase 
the trade between the country and the big cities, and San 
Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, Stockton and 
Fresno would benefit proportionally. More and more is the 
area of manufactures in the State thriving, and with their suc- 

The evacuation is a left-handed announcement of the impracti- 
cability of capturing Villa, the prime object of the Pershing ex- 
pedition. The recall furnishes one notable advantage: it re- 
moves the "anti-American" resentment among the natives 
caused by the invasion. Carranza must now tackle anew the 
problem of the salvation of his country. The old conservative 
forces are barking about him and determined to drag him from 
the saddle for their own personal profit. Carranza represents 
the party that is striving to return the national lands of Mexico 
to the people. Most of the opposition to him is formed by in- 
terests that are determined to maintain the present guerilla war- 
fare in hopes of bringing about a situation where they can 
seize authority and divide the riches and resources of Mexico, 
as was done in the days of those under the Diaz administration. 

Mrs. L. H. Glide and Rev. Paul Smith state that they 

have supplied the money to investigate the present vice condi- 
tions in this city. They certainly are getting a rousing interest 
on their investment. 


President Wilson has again vetoed the new immigration 

bill on the ground of the literary test. Such a test is un-Ameri- 
can, and, if passed, the bill might lead to intricate diplomatic 
difficulties. Cleveland and Taft also vetoed a like test. 

February 3, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

r- TOWN 

-Gone for the winter are the days of the lustful tiger and 

sinuous vampire lapping the blood of their victims. Deep 
sinning, shameless Vice has been swirled up in her peek-a-boo 
silken nightie and hidden in an attic closet where she can be 
seen only on 'phone call engagements. San Francisco has turned 
over its morals and has promised to be good. Drink, Devil and 
the Dance have been successfully shunted, of course, into the 
deep damnation of their taking off. The tab of little ministers 
are pluming themselves that they have brought the town back 
to godliness and themselves into celestial favor. Satan grins 
in glee over their crusading and credulity. The hundreds of 
women turned into the street must hustle as they can. The 
positions offered them are barely within the living wage, and 
they are not fitted to them by temperament or understanding. 
Our civilization breeds these regular high crops of vice and 
will continue to do so till the system of life is radically changed. 
How many, many times has this city gone through a like purg- 
ing — and gradually returned to the old ways ! 

Poultney Bigelow, a writer of Philippics on the German 

Emperor and other big game, is taking a fling at the U. S. Con- 
sular Service while on his swing around the big circle. Bigelow 
declares that the consular service is comprised of "broken- 
down, wheezy political bosses, worn out lawyers, dentists, 
knock-kneed brokers and men who could not make a living at 
any honest and respectable calling." Bigelow declares that on 
his official round of visits to these consular quarters: "I have 
to sew up my pockets before I enter their offices. Then I have 
to go to the British consulate to find the information I want." 
What has hit the titular Poultney that he is out with his swatest 
swat. Something hath peeved this petted child of the old time 
magazines. Mayhap America hath grown too small for his ter- 
giversations, or something in that perfervid line. Poor Poult! 
He needs rest. 

Aha! The arrow is mercilessly winging its way to an 

easy mark on the Stanford campus, no less an easy mark than 
the unsuspecting co-ed. Senior B. A. Griffin declares that the 
highest efficiency in the institution is expressed by the men 
students, and that every young woman who becomes a student 
deprives the institution of its best service. This argument is a 
left-handed invitation for the co-eds to bow and primly retire 
from this institution of learning. Will the co-eds walk up to 
the axe and ask to be decapitated? Not at least till their fall 
hats are out of date and their new "standard dress" has made a 
dent in Palo Alto — and then some. 

Despite the wire pulling and wily maneuvering of real 

estate goats and artful probing of manipulators, the Govern- 
ment is reported to have decided to buy the Hunter's Point 
ground for the site of the new naval station base on San Fran- 
cisco bay. The new station will be the largest of its kind on 
the Pacific, and superior to the big naval bases at Philadelphia 
and Brooklyn. Present coast navy yards will be retained, and 
that of Mare Island is scheduled to be further equipped by in- 
stallations that will cost $2,000,000. Thanks to Providence, that 
golden apple has finally dropped into San Francisco's lap. This 
new naval base on the Peninsula means another unit that will 
disburse several million dollars annually in the territory cov- 
ered by the bay cities. Next! 


Dewey, then a commodore, had been put in command of the 
Asiatic naval station in November, 1897. Just before his de- 
parture from the country, the commodore was feted by the Met- 
ropolitan Club of Washington, when Colonel Archibald Hop- 
kins gave a prophetic toast which a few months' time was to 
see fulfilled: 

Fill all your glasses full to-night; 

The wind is off the shore. 
And be it feast or be it fight, 

We pledge the Commodore. 

Through days of storm, through days of calm, 

On broad Pacific seas; 
At anchor off the Isle of Palm 

Or with the Japanese. 

Ashore, afloat, on deck, below, 

Or where our bulldogs roar. 
To back a friend or breast a foe 

We pledge the Commodore. 

We know our honoi'll be unstained 

Where'er his pennant flies; 
Our rights respected and maintained 

Whatever power defies. 

And when he takes the homeward tack, 

Beneath an admiral's flag. 
We'll hail the day that brings him back, 

And have another jag. 


A regulation and fancy drill contest between those crack or- 
ganizations, the Nationals and Company A. League of the Cross 
Cadets, will be the stellar feature of a military and vaudeville 
entertainment next Tuesday evening in the Exposition Audi- 
torium. All the net proceeds are to be equally divided between 
the competing corps for the benefit of their armory funds. 

Mayor Rolph has donated a massive trophy to be emblem- 
atic of the championship, and three regular army officers will 
make the award. Each competing squad consists of forty 
picked men respectively commanded by Captain H. H. Mit- 
chell of the Nationals and Captain W. H. Greene of Company 
A. During the last three weeks both squads have nightly been 
rehearsed, and a splendid performance is assured. 

In addition to this big event there will be a competitive drill 
between teams from the Young Ladies' Institute and ar. elimina- 
tion contest to decide who is the best drilled man in San Fran- 
cisco, a number of high class vaudeville features, an organ re- 
cital and a grand patriotic tableau in which all the uniformed 
organizations and individuals will appear. Dancing will fol- 
low. The leading people of the city are on the entertainment 
committee, headed by Henry C. Breckenridge, ex-Secretary of 

"Before I married you, you said you had money." 

what one gets for lying!" — Puck. 


Will J. Weymouth, one of the best known and best liked lo- 
cal newspapermen, passed away at his home on the flank of 
Russian Hill after an illness of several months. Weymouth 
came to this city some twenty years ago, andfor some time 
worked on the News Letter and other local periodicals. Later 
he joined the staff of the ?\d Morning Call, and later that of the 
Examiner. He was prominent on the staff of the latter paper 
for over ten years. Last summer he fell ill. and the doctor pre- 
scribed complete rest. His services were fully appreciated by 
the management, and a sum of money exceeding his salary was 
paid weekly during the period of his illness. He is survived by 
a widow. Mrs. Frances Wevmouth. 

San Francism News Letter 

February 3, 1917 

Mrs. Oelrichs a Super-Provider. 

One is constantly hearing about the clever men who bought 
up this or that commodity when the war sent out the first 
menacing threat of the cessation of shipment of some of the 
commodities of Europe; of war brides and war babies one has 
heard much; but who has sung the super-wisdom of the pam- 
pered householders who foresaw the diminuation of some of the 
foreign delicacies and stocked up their larders before the im- 
porters themselves realized that there would be no more ship- 
ments of those wares. 

From Ntw York there comes to me the story of how the less 
canny chatelaines view with envy the rich and varied store of 
delicacies which Mrs. Theresa Fair Oelrichs may serve, and she 
chooses, to her favored guests. For Mrs. Oelrichs practically 
bought out the supply of these delicacies before any one else's 
imagination had had time to turn a handspring. The result is 
that those who put a premium on the impossible are not con- 
soled by the fact that their tables groan with all the delicacies 
produced in America. What matters it to them that Lucullus 
himself would have rolled his tongue with savor over the suc- 
culent offerings of our own land? Their palates palpitate with 
a desire to taste of the things once familiar to their exotic ap- 
petites, but now denied save to those few forward-looking, be- 
millioned householders who bought up the available supply. 
e © © 

San Francisco Has Its Quota. 

Even here in San Francisco there were a few women of means 
who realized that there might be a shortage of some delicacies 
familiar to the plutocratic palate, and they laid in as large 
supplies as the stocks of the local dealers permitted. Which 
explains why some hostesses still serve Hearts of Palm Leaves 
and others must content themselve with plain or garden variety 
celery, putting its best stalk forward to achieve distinction. 
Mrs. Henry Clarence Breedon and Mrs. Andrew Welch are two 
of the inspired purveyors of excellently managed households 
who thought of buying up some of the favorite imported good- 
ies before there were no more to be had at the command of the 
most urgent hostess. Like all sensible and thoughtful American 
women, they realize how fortunate we are in this land where 
the devastating hand of war has not put back the whole pro- 
gress of civilization, and they have too much humor as well as 
too much heart to complain of the curtailment of those things 
that are wont to decorate the menu — but they are naturally not 
sorry that they happened to think of buying up those things 
that were available when the war broke out. 
© © © 

Golden Wedding Notes. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Landers celebrated their golden wedding 
on Wednesday of this week, and as the Landers family has 
been identified with the social history of San Francisco for the 
fifty years of their married life, the event had a significance to 
all those whose lives have been part of the mosaic which 
society has built in these parts. Mrs. Landers is still a beauti- 
ful woman, and "Uncle Johnnie," as many of the old guard of 
the Bohemian Club call Mr. Landers, is one of the most be- 
loved of the old gentlemen who link the club with the past. 

The two daughters of the family, Mrs. Fred Tallant and Mrs. 
Vincent Whitney, helped their parents receive the intimate 
friends who foregathered in the old family home. Mrs. Tal- 
lant's daughter, Helen, had planned to be presented to society 
this year, so that she might make her bow at the golden 
wedding of her grandparents, but the family decided that even 
this pretty sentiment should not curtail her school days, so she 
will not be listed among the debutantes for another season. 
© © © 

Also Gold Bricks. 

The guests at the golden wedding were transplanted into a 
delightful world of yester-years when the two little girls of the 
Vincent Whitneys went through the marriage ceremony dressed 
in replicas of the clothes of long ago. There were gold brick 

souvenirs for the few pioneers who recalled the great mining 
gamble days in San Francisco when the Comstock sent the 
fortunes of the favored few soaring beyond the notch at which 
an acquisitive worid sits up and looks blase, and many were 
the tales told by Mr. Landers of those which wove the glint 
of gold through the woof and warp of the fortunes of these 
parts. Friends from all over the world sent their congratula- 
tions and gifts to this charming couple, who through all the 
years have gone their kindly way adding much to the charm 
of San Francisco society. 

© © © 
Dorothy Berry Engaged. 

The announcement that Miss Dorothy Berry is to marry 
Walter Perkins, a young engineer stationed in Chile, was an- 
nounced at the pretty tea which Mrs. Lloyd Baldwin (Edith 
Berry) gave on Tuesday of this week for Mrs. Frederick Hell- 

Mrs. Hellmann and Miss Berry came on from New York for 
the wedding of Miss Katherine Hellmann and Thorp Sawyer. 
Miss Hellmann, like Miss Berry, met her fiance at the Hell- 
mann's home in Souht America. When Katherine Hellmann re- 
turned to her home in California about a year ago, the Fred 
Hellmanns so missed the presence of a young girl in the house 
that they sent for their cousin, Dorothy Berry, and the en- 
gagement announcement is the climax of their visit. 

e © © 

The Fred Hellmanns Matrimonial Hosts. 

Mrs. Fred Hellmann laughingly admitted that she might as 
well plead guilty to the charge of being an unsafe person for 
any mother desiring to commit her daughter to spinsterhood to 
allow a girl to visit. But where are those mothers? 

Anita Maillard met Temple Bridgeman while she was visit- 
ing the Hellmanns four or five years ago, and married the 
young engineer who took her off to the far corners of the earth 
to live, from which they return periodically to visit their family 
and friends. Any number of Eastern girls have mar- 
ied men they met v/hile visiting the Hellmanns, and now two 
very young and pretty San Francisco girls will be claimed at 
the altar by suitors who conducted the courtship under the 
Chilean skies. 

© © © 

House Guests — "Object, Matrimony." 

Mrs. Hellmann, with a twinkle in her eye, confessed to the 
coterie of friends surrounding her at the tea that she had been 
"rushed" to death by matchmaking mothers ever since they 
realized that if any of the girls who came out to visit them re- 
turned home unengaged it was not for want of suitors. How- 
ever, now that the Hellmanns are living in New York she will 
not have to display such social ingenuity in avoiding the over- 
tures of designing mothers desirous of placing their daughters 
as house guests — object matrimony! "We loved to have attrac- 
tive girls visit us," said Mrs. Hellmann, "but we hated a visi- 

Katherine Hellmann will become Mrs. Thorp Sawyer on 
February 14th, at the Stanford Memorial Chapel at Palo Alto. 
Dorothy Berry will not be married until autumn, it being prac- 
tically impossible for her fiance to leave Chile until then. 
© © © 

Aladdin's Palace for Mardi Gras. 

When Aladdin rubbed the fateful lamp and produced the 
results which have tingled the imagination of all the ages, he 
established a precedent which few have cared to approximate. 
But right here in San Francisco a $5,000 ballroom is being built 
for one night, and when it comes to magnificent disdain of 
time and tides and sprinkling cans, Aladdin's Palace has noth- 
ing on that. 

The society women who manage the Mardi Gras ball de- 
cided that they must have an adequate place this year to stage 
their annual pageant. There have always been difficulties about 
building in the floor and boxes at the Palace and the St. Fran- 
cis ball room, lounge and other rooms thrown together are in- 
adequate for the needs. 

Wherefore some one thought of getting permission to use 
the three lots adjoining the St. Francis on the Post street side, 
a permit from the Board of Works to construct a building for 
a night, and then just a few simple turns of the wrist to write 
a check for $5,000, and the deed is done. 

The workmen are now putting up the enormous ball room 

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which is to have a double row of boxes, a stage for the court 
scene and a run-way into the Rose Room, so that it will not be 
necessary to go out of doors to get into the refreshment zone 
of the hotel. The extra boxes and accommodations, it is cal- 
culated, will more than make up for the expense attendant upon 
putting up a special building for the night, and of course the 
event can be staged as never before. 
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Mrs. Morgan Ross, the bride of the new manager of the 
Bellevue Hotel, is receiving her friends in the charming apart- 
ment in which the Rosses have established themselves. _ Mrs. 
Ross is a very attractive woman, and is a welcome addition to 
San Francisco society. 


The following members of the local smart set reserved tables 
at Hotel Oakland for the Subscription Dance Wednesday 
evening: Mrs. Wickham Havens, Mrs. E. L. Oliver, Mr. and 
Mrs. Edward Walsh, Mrs. Philip Cole, Dr. and Mrs. Francis M. 
Shook, Mrs. Edson F. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hunt Proc- 
tor, Mr. and Mrs. William Thornton White, Mrs. Wiggington 
Creed, Miss Georgia Creed. Mrs. Florence H. Keeney, Mr. and 
Mrs. Herbert M. Lee, Mrs. Leon A. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. 
C. Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Bates, Mr. and Mrs. Clar- 
ence Shuey, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Burnham, Mrs. Madison Ralph 
Jones, Mrs. Robert Newell, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Sherman, 
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Fletcher, Mr. 

Left — White Georgette and Black Satin Dress. Right- 
Pleats and Panels Follow the Straight Lines. 

and Mrs. James H. Hommedieu, Mr. Joseph Bisagno, Mr. W. J. 
Hoyt, Mr. W. K. Brackett, Mr. Joseph Desmond, Mr. Frank A. 
Edoff, Mrs. Beatrice Simpson, Mrs. J. B. Knowland, Mrs. How- 
ard W. Bray, Mr. and Mrs. Harry East Miller. 

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Mrs. Tyer Henshaw entertained 25 of her daughter's little 
friends at tea at Hotel Oakland on January 27th. 

Dr. R. K. Hartzell of Reno, and formerly of New York, who 
is a very noted physician, has taken up his residence at Hotel 

The permanent guest list at the Hotel Oakland is greatly on 
the increase. Among them are: J. F. Spranger and wife, Los 
Angeles; Mrs. Seymoure Cunningham, Pitchfield, Conn.; Mr. 
F. M. Helm and wife, Fresno; Miss Elizabeth McNally, Pasa- 
dena; Dr. M. Welsh and wife, Chicago; Lieutenant William 
Wise and wife, U. S. Marine Corps; Mrs. J. Henderson and 
daughter, Elko, Nevada. 

The black-and-white combination is one of the very strong 
notes from Paris just at this time. Even while some bright col- 
ors are being shown, black and white come to the front again. 
White Georgette and black satin are chosen very often to carry 
out this effect, and while it is not looked upon in the light of a 
real novelty, it is so entirely pleasing that its acceptance goes 
without saying. 

Dresses of white Georgette are sometimes made with a deep 
band of black satin at the lower edge of the skirt. As in the 
accompanying sketch, there are often additional touches of 
black about the dress, for instance on the belt and sleeves and 
the trimming on the front of the waist. Silver thread embroid- 
ery in the popular darning stitch enriches some of these frocks. 
In others, bead work is used. As an example of this last, white 
Georgette crepe elaborately worked with beads forms the upper 
part and sleeves of a black satin dress. Separate skirts of 
black satin are also worn with white Georgette blouses made in 
Russian style. 

Russian styles still keep at the height of popularity. When 
they are worn with suits they appear in any of the varying 
lengths, from the short hip length to below the knee. A strik- 
ing black satin dress recently seen was made with a slip-on 
Russian blouse of medium length over a very full pleated skirt. 
The lower part of the blouse was richly embroidered in silk, 
with Japanese embroidery in the cherry-blossom design. The 
embroidery was in white and pale green. 

To return to the black-<?nd-white combination, a very effec- 
tive waist of white crepe was trimmed with black crepe collar, 
cuffs and revers, and, in addition, black beads. The lighter 
shades which are again returning to favor are putty, sand and 
beige. Rose-colored beads in deep and lighter shades trim a 
sand colored waist very effectively. 

Pleated skirts, though still requiring a liberal amount of 
material in the fashioning of them, are made to hang quite 
straight. Some charming effects are seen where striped mater- 
ial is employed. In a purple-and-black striped fabric, the pur- 
ple stripe is arranged beneath the pleat, so that to all intents 
and purposes the skirt appears to be black, but in walking the 
colored stripes show. This arrangement of pleats in striped 
materials is seen in striped fabrics of all colors. 

Panel effects are still considered very good style for they 
preserve the straight lines at which Fashion aims. Here and 
there, however, exaggerated pockets break the monotony of 
the straight lines and stand out at the hips. Draped effects in 
some afternoon and many evening gowns also show that in some 
instances there is a tendency to break away from the very 
straight lines. 

Tassels of silk, wool or beads as well as burtons form the 
decoration for dresses of a simpler and more tailored type. The 
apron string belts on the chemise dresses are usually finished 
with tassels, and frocks with the loose floating panels are 
weighted at the ends with tassels on either side. 

Colored ribbon on white crepe and lace waists is another 
new trimming which has appeared of late. Ribbons with two 
or more colors give very dainty effects on these waists. 

Now that the midseason is here, hats of velvet are giving 
place to those of satin and silk. Figured silks are used for 
some smart, colorful hats, while crepe is another material fav- 
ored by the milliners. Combinations of straw and satin are 
likely to be very popular also. Black straw formed the tiny 
brim and the lower part of a very high crown of a chic hat. The 
top of the crown and the upper part was of blue satin. Medium 
size brims on rather drooping lines are also noted. A hat of 
crepe was trimmed with three rows of pleated ribbon at the 
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A Summary by Critics on Jack London's Work 

One book among the many written by Jack London in his 
literary career, now closed, of less than twenty years strikes the 
majority of American newspapers as his chief claim to immor- 
tality. That book is "The Call of the Wild," published near 
the outset of his career. With this story of an animal spirit, 
"pathetically high, pathetically brave and pathetically dumb," 
to quote the N. Y. World, Jack London took his place among 
the greatest American story-tellers of his time. Along with his 
earlier short stories, it formed the basis of his European repu- 
tation. It made him, in a sense, a world-figure, and, in the opin- 
ion of most of the editors who venture to estimate his place in 
our literature, it is the one work of the Californian which will 

Popular opinion, the N. Y. Evening Post asserts, is justified 
in regarding this book, published thirteen years ago quite early 
in his literary career, as the best of his tales. "While the zest 
of life, the love of adventure in the open, remained with him 
to the end, the original impulse became in later years too much 
overlaid with generalization and formula drawn out of books. 
His brief and sporadic studies at college and his reading in 
economics and popular sociology tended towards a self-con- 
scious primitiveness." With this book, declares the N. Y. 
Globe, Jack London founded a school. After his "Call of the 
Wild," dozens of writers began to hear the same call. The 
Rocky Mountain News of Denver discerns merit of scarcely 
lower rank in his earlier short stories, "The God of His 
Fathers" and "A Daughter of the Snows." With all these stor- 
ies the "red-blooded" note, says the Chicago Herald, entered 
American fiction and gave a new orientation to the American 

"In sincerity and courage no less than power lay the secret 
of this writer's appeal to humanity. With the era of flub-dub 
fiction at climax, London dared to write of life in the raw, life 
as he had seen and lived it. His success was brilliant, instan- 
taneous and productive of a new and still flourishing school. 

"Before Beach, Bindloss, Curwood et al. began publishing 
'red-blooded' stories, London produced pictures of man's strug- 
gle with primitive conditions and the elements that thrilled and 
stirred life like a trumpet blast through a languid ballroom. 
Who can forget his early narratives of the Pacific Coast, before 
the mast sailing or Alaska? No Seton or Roberts animal study 
yet has superseded London's 'Call of the Wild' in effect or 
popular favor. Superlatively terse, virile in the extreme, strong 
almost to brutality, the London stories, whether dealing with 
love or lust, prize fights or the gold fever, prison abuses or 
ranch life in California, had the gripping quality, born of first- 
hand experience honestly, sympathetically reported, that in- 
variably sets the world talking, that invariably brings followers 
and imitators in its wake." 

A more critical note is voiced in the conservative and au- 
thoritative New York Nation. Jack London, it thinks, was in- 
terested in action rather than in character, and, despite his un- 
trammeled freshness, the direct appeal of his story-telling art, 
he was not a creative artist. "In the long list of his books he 
has not added a living character to our literature." A writer of 
the N. Y. Times declares that London is entitled to be called 
a "creator": 

"He photographed, but he also created, and he somehow 
managed to do the two things at the same time. There are pas- 
sages in not a few of his books that reveal truly amazing pow- 
ers of observation and interpretation, and though he often dealt 
with the impossible, he rarely, if ever, missed what in art is 
far more important than possibility — plausibility. His reader 
could believe, and did, in all the adventures and adventurers 
he described. 

"Strength was the obvicus quality of his writing, but it was 
far from the only or chief one, and those who call him 'rough' 
are strangely mistaken. He had convictions and he had knowl- 
edge. That is, he wrote what he knew." 

If Jack London wrote far more than is good for his future 
leputation, if he failed to make the best of his reputation and 
the opportunities, says the N. Y. Tribune, we must at least 
credit him with extending the geographical frontiers of Ameri- 
can literature. "He was the first to turn the Klondyke into lit- 
erary material . . . Wherever men stripped themselves of all 

the trappings, all the conventions and safeguards of civiliza- 
tion, he was in his element." 

Jack London, as several writers note, was swept to literary 
success on the cr.est of the Kipling wave. Thus the Rocky 
Mountain News says: 

"As Kipling sat at the feet of Bret Harte in his 'prentice 
years, so did London fall under the Anglo-Indian's spell. But 
in each case the apprenticeship, while most useful, was brief. 
Kipling found himself and forgot the mannerisms of the author 
of 'The Luck of Roaring Camp.' London, the young, untutored 
genius, was not long in breaking new trails and discovering his 
metier. 'The Call of the Wild' is doubtless the most artistic of 
London's writings; but all of the work of that day, 'The God 
of His Fathers' and 'A Daughter of the Snows' are of lasting 

The same paper adds that "all that he has written since 
those impressionistic days could be lost and still London's 
name would live in American literature. There was no pad- 
ding in his writing of that period, and his inexperiences in the 
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"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 


By Henry McDonald Spencer 

Again we are in dramatic doldrums, when the legitimate is 
unheard in any representative San Franciscan theatre during 
the period of a fortnight, and if it were not for the vaudeville 
houses I am afraid that I should have to forego my one meat- 
meal a week; and so to the 


The blazoned headliner this week is Elsie Pilcer, announced 
as a pocket edition of Gaby Deslys, and her gentlemanly young 
assistant, Dudley Douglas. 

Elsie's act is principally a bewildering, though pointless, dis- 
play of millinery and frocks. Not that I have any puritanical 
objections to beauty and frivolity in women's costume. Far 
from it. We cannot live by meat and drink alone, but joy and 
beauty are needed to make living at all worth while. 

Dress, especially women's dress, has always played an im- 
portant part in the world's history, and has been an expression 

We are told of the gowns of Isabelle d'Este, and the cos- 
tumes worn by Beatrice d'Este on her mission to Venice when 
she impressed the grave and reverend seignors who constituted 
the Senate. 

We can count the shifts in the much-maligned Lucretia Bor- 
gia's trousseau, when she became the wife of the Duke of 
Ferrara, and can figure th~ cost of the gold fringe which hung 
from her linen sleeves. We know the robes with interlacing 
leaves; those made of fish scales; and the one bordered with 
flame-like gold. State papers are extant containing descrip- 
tions of her green velvet cap with its ornaments of gold; the 
emerald worn on her forehead, and the black riband which 
bound her- lovely, yellow hair. 

During this period the joy of living was expressing itself in 
an overpowering sense of beauty and material splendor, and 
which conformed to the canons of taste and was guided by the 
criticism of the intellect. Taste had become a recognized by- 

George Nash fit Company, in " The Unexpected," Next Week at the Orpheum 

of the times as well as th.2 character of the wearer. 

In vain have Kings made edicts and parliaments passed 
sumptuary laws limiting women's wear; against its caprices 
pompous preachers have fulminated their tin thunder from 
countless pulpits, all to no avail; and in more modern times 
pseudo-scientists have informed us of the economic waste in- 
volved in sartorial extravagance. Lovely woman, however, al- 
ways has gone unheeding on her own lovely way and fulfilled 
the law of her life by now revealing, now concealing, her 
charms, but always succeeding in being provocative. 

In times past, Ambassadors have filled their dispatches in 
gravely describing the costumes of the courts to which they 
were accredited. 

In Italy, during the wonderful flowering of the Renascence, 
the chroniclers have left us full accounts of the dress of the 

product of the art of the time; and, as women emerged from 
feudal thralldom and grew in spiritual stature, they set a corre- 
spondingly high value on :he alluring power of dress. 

It must be confessed, however, that Miss Pilcer has little to 
express, and her simplest frock happens to be the most alluring 
and in the best taste. Perhaps there was a reason in Gaby's 
case — being a King's favorite — but surely Elsie has not copied 
Gaby in all respects. 

As an imitator of Miss Deslys, la Pilcer is a gTeat success — 
but why imitate nothing ? Otherwise there was hardly enough 
meat in the act to warrant its exalted position on the bill. 

A funny playlet, "Surgeon Louder, U. S. A.", was quite the 
hit among the newcomers, and was informed with the vaudevil- 
lian spirit. Odiva and her performing sea-lions supplied the 
sensation of the bill. Janet Adair got by nicely with some de- 
scriptive song recitals of a comic nature ; while Trovato, on the 


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February 3, 1917 

violin, imitated cat-calls and other gallery noises, and received 

an hilarious ovation from the top floor. Orville Harrold and 

the Cressys, however, continue to be the class of the show. 

* * * 


The feature of the week's bill at Pantages is La Scala Sex- 
tette, presented by Madame Jena Jennings, who are heard in 
selections from the tuneful operas of the past. The melodious 
numbers of Carmen, Lucia and Faust will continue to delight 
long after much of the new freak "music" will have been rele- 
gated to the museum of curiosities. The voices are all remark- 
ably fresh and well trained and do not show signs of wear from 
"three a day." 

As dividing the headline honors there are Winston's Water 
Lions, assisted by two pretty diving girls — or are the girls as- 
sisted by the water lions? In any event the lions give evidence 
of possessing a certain amount of intelligence, and their tricks 
could not have been all the result of mere habit enforced by 

For the gallery, Joe Roberts performed remorselessly on the 
banjo. In addition to these numbers, Sterling and Marguerite, 
"The Singing Athletes", showed how it is possible to do more 
than one thing at a time. La Maire and Dawson, "Blackville's 
Funmakers"; a pair of Swede impersonators, Biele and Gerard; 
with sweet voiced Florence Merritt completed a bill full of 
variety and interest. 



As appropriate to the period when we were not too proud to 
fight, and indeed it would have been high treason during the 
civil war to have made such a suggestion, the popular Geary 
street playhouse is presenting a film version of Winston Chur- 
chill's "The Crisis". Fort Sumter appears in the picture, and 
the battle scenes were staged at Fort Sumter with startling 
fidelity to detail and historic accuracy; while General Grant 
and other heroes of the war are shown. 

The chief character is Abraham Lincoln, assumed by Sam D. 
Drane, who was chosen on account of his resemblance to the 
great president that disdained any talk of peace without vic- 
tory. Drane had frequently appeared in vaudeville as an im- 
personator of Lincoln, but, alas, he was not to live to see his 
counterfeit projected on the screen, having died early in the 
year. Another actor well known to San Franciscans, and who 
died last Tuesday week, was Mat B. Snyder, an old school 
player of the Booth and Barrett days. He plays the role of Col- 
onel Carvel, the leading Southerner, and lends the character all 
the dignity and unction which these old time stock and Shakes- 
perian actors knew so well how to assume. Another of the 
leading parts is Judge Whipple, the Colonel's friend and politi- 
cal antagonist, vividly portrayed by George Fawcett. 

Bessie Eyetoun, as the Colonel's daughter, gives just the 
touch of well-bred gentleness which the character calls for; 
and opposite her is Paul W. Santschi, of "The Spoiler's" fame, 
as Stephen Brice, the Yankee lover. 

All of the features of Churchill's story are preserved, and 
not the least interesting is the representation of Lincoln's office 
with the original desk, inkwell and other paraphernalia show- 
ing. "The Crisis" is playing to large and enthusiastic houses, 

and will continue all of next week. 

* * * 

St. Francis 

When the late Richard Harding Davis wrote "Vera the Me : 
dium" he invaded a field preempted by our own Norris, and 
produced one of his most entertaining stories. Lovely Kitty 
Gordon, who must be tired of reading about her million dollar 
back, takes the name part, and surely no one is better fitted for 
the portrayal of the dead author's tale as shown on the screen. 

In addition to the fabulous back, Miss Gordon has a beauti- 
ful front and is an accomplished exponent of the art of panto- 
mime. This is one of the most successful of the productions 
of this de luxe photoplay house, and has been warmly wel- 
comed by large audiences throughout the week. 

Annette Kellerman, who made the ocean famous, is an- 
nounced at an early date at the St. Francis in "Neptune's 
Daughter", the greatest of her film roles. 

Advance Announcements 

Theatre St. Francis. — "Neptune's Daughter," the wonder 
play which first showed to movie fans the wonderful form, the 
marvelous swimming and diving ability, and the charm of an 
actress, possessed by Annette Kellerman, will have a revival at 
the Theatre St. Francis commencing Sunday, February 4th. The 
new "Neptune's Daughter" is a revised and enlarged edition, 
and picture enthusiasts are promised that in the 8,000 feet 
(over 500 scenes) they will be treated to more thrills of this 
remarkable woman's most daring feats than they have ever be- 
fore witnessed. There is no question but that "Neptune's 

Annette Kellerman Who Will Appear Next Week in " Neptune's Daughter " 
At the Theatre St. Francis 

Daughter" is a more beautiful picture than her later success, 
"A Daughter of the Gods," and it is also true that charming 
Annette was slimmer and more graceful in the earlier spec- 
tacle. The management of the St. Francis believed that peo- 
ple were somewhat tired of sex-plays and plays that were per- 
haps trashy, and would love the chance to see again the land of 
Make-Believe. So "Neptune's Daughter" will be at the Theatre 
St. Francis for the week commencing next Sunday. And you'd 

all better go and see it. It's worth while. 

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Orpheum. — The Orpheum will present next week a wonder- 
ful new bill composed entirely of headliners. George Nash, 
one of the best American character actors who recently starred 
with great success in "The Mark of the Beast," will appear in a 
one-act play entitled "The Unexpected." Madame Chilson- 
Ohrman, a famous prima donna soprano, whose musical educa- 
tion was acquired abroad, will be heard in a delightful song 
program. Constance and Irene Farber sing and dance admir- 
ably, and indulge in bright and witty repartee. Foster Ball, 
assisted by Kernan Cripps, will appear in a character study 
called "Since the Days of '61." Aileen Stanlay, "The Girl with 
the Personality," will sing dialect and timely songs and wear 

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stunning costumes. The ether headline acts in this extraordi- 
nary bill will be Odiva, "The Water Queen;" Imhoff, Conn 
and Coreene in "Surgeon Louder, U. S. A."; and Elsie Piker 
and Dudley Douglas. The performance will conclude with the 

most recent series of the Hearst-Pathe Motion Pictures. 

* » * 

Columbia Theatre. — The remarkable film version of Winston 
Churchill's book, "The Crisis," is the medium by which the 
Columbia Theatre is attracting much attention at present. The 
photoplay dealing with the Civil War period has met all ex- 
pectation, and the advance sale of seats for the second and last 
week, commencing with Sunday matinee, February 4th, indi- 
cates the widespread interest in the picture. There is no ques- 
tioning the fine acting of the players who have been entrusted 
with the leading roles in this interesting story. "The Crisis," 
with its telling story of Civil War days, will be seen daily at 
2:15 and 8:15, up to and including Saturday, February 10th. 

"The House of Glass," which is accounted one of the hits 
of the current theatrical season, comes to the Columbia Theatre 
for a two weeks' engagement, commencing with Sunday night, 
February 11th. It is an unusually strong play, based upon the 
old adage, "People who live in glass houses should not throw 
stones," from which comes the name of the play. An excellent 
Cohan and Harris cast is coming across the continent to pre- 
sent the play here. 

* * * 

Cavalieri and Muratore in Concert Here. — Oscar Hammer- 
stein is presenting Lina Cavalieri and Lucien Muratore in a 
concert tour of this country. They will make their first ap- 
pearance in San Francisco at the Civic Auditorium on Sunday 
afternoon, February 25th, under the direction of Frank W. 
Healy. In commenting, Hammerstein says: "I cannot imagine 
a more happy combination than Cavalieri and Muratore, both 
from the dramatic and temperamental standpoint. They have 
appeared in opera together, not only in London and Paris, but 
in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Vienna. Both are great singers 
and they have no equals when it comes to acting." 

Muratore is a captain in the French army, and before becom- 
ing an opera singer was an actor. On entering the opera field 
he supported Calve in "Carmen" and in "La Carmelite," and 
later was selected by Massenet for both "Nanon" and "Wer- 

Pantages Theatre. — A 
miniature musical comedy, 
"The Courtroom Girls," 
presented by Geo. Croos, 
featuring Robert Milliken, 
a very clever comedian, 
Ruth Francis and Herbert 
Broske, and containing a 
bevy of pretty, beautifully 
costumed girls, will be the 
headline attraction at the 
Pantages Theatre, commen- 
cing Sunday matinee. The 
scene represents a futuris- 
tic courtroom, with suffra- 
gettes in power, and brings 
forcibly and comically to 
mind just what "mere man" 
may expect when he is 
placed in his proper sta- 
tion. "The Harmony Sing- 
ers," consisting of the four 
Cook Sisters, are very 
beautiful young women, 
elaborately gowned, offer- 
ing a nicely varied reper- 
toire of solos, duets and 

A novel diversion is pre- 
sented by Chisholm and 
Breen, in "A Shop Girl's Romance." The scene is laid in the 
apartment of the shop girl, and the entire skit is replete with 
ludicrously funny situations, very capably handled b 
Chisholm and Miss Freen. The Four Portia Sisters, "The 
World's Greatest Flexible Marvels," in an acrobatic and con- 
tortion act. The Three Symphony Maids in popular selections. 

Lina Cavalieri. Soprano. Who Appears in 

Concert with Lucien Muratore, Tenor, at 

the Civic Auditorium. February 25th 

At 2:30 P. M. 

The Melvilles in songs and comedy chatter, and Helen Holmes 
in next to the concluding chapter of the thrilling picture serial, 
the "Lass of the Lumberiands." will complete what should 
prove an unusual bill. 

* * * 

San Francisw Symphony Orchestra. — The regular Sunday 
concert of the eighth pair of symphonies will be given at the 
Cort Theatre on the afternoon of February 4th, by the San 
Francisco Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Alfred 
Hertz. The program given on Friday will be repeated in its 
entirety. Popular prices will obtain, as is usual at the Sunday 
events. As previously announced, Rimsky-Korsakoff's colorful 
suite, "Scheherazade," takes the place of Edgar Stillman 
Kelley's "New England" Symphony, which will not be given 
until later in the season. Paul Dukas' "The Peri" is on the 
program. The score is of great beauty. Weber's effective 
"Euryanthe" overture will be the remaining offering on Sun- 
day. The seventh "pop" concert will take place at the Cort 
on Sunday afternoon, February 11th, and be devoted to a Wag- 
ner program, as follows: Overture, Rienzi; Prelude, Lohengrin; 
Overture, Flying Dutchman ; Prize Song from Die Meistersinger 
von Nurnberg (violin obligato by Louis Persinger) ; Prelude, 
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg; Prelude and Love Death from 
Tristan und Isolde; Ride of the Valkyries, Die Walkure; Over- 
ture, Tannhauser. Tickets will range from but 25c. to $1, as 
usual, and may be had from Monday on at Sherman, Clay & 

Unusual Success of Sixth Symphony. 

The sixth "pop" symphony concert scored an extraordinary 
success with the big audience fortunate to hear a program re- 
plete with rare interpretation of the themes. Director Hertz 
was enthusiastically cheered for the wonderful tones and har- 
monies he magnetically drew from the units of musicians at his 
command. As noticed in this column several weeks ago, the 
Symphony Orchestra, under its present management, is rapidly 
developing into a higher field of pure music interpretation. Hor- 
ace Britt was heartily applauded for his marvelous technical 
skill and sympathy in interpreting Max Bruch's "Kohl Nidre" 
on the 'cello. The "Peer Gynt" suite displayed some rare new 
moods under Director Hertz' magic sway. So did "Asa's 
Death," with its sombre effects. Weber's "Der Freischutz," 
"Dance of the Happy Hours," by Gluck, the colorful "Capri- 
cicio Espagnal" were portrayed with distinctive effect. This 
sixth concert brackets one of the most successful in the series, 
and one that demonstrates that Director Hertz is at last impress- 
ing the musicians under him to realize the tonal harmony of a 
great organ. 

• • • 

The Pacifies won the hockey game at the Ice Palace, this 

week, amid a wild melee and the liveliest enthusiasm of the 
season. These thrilling contests are played every Tuesday 
evening. Hundreds of San Franciscans and bay city visitors 
have caught the delight of bird-like flight over the long ice sur- 
face at the Ice Palace, the largest and finest sheet of indoor 
ice in America. This entrancing sport is rapidly being substi- 
tuted for dancing. 


"Cuthbert, dear, you're not going out to-night, are you?" 

"Why, I — er — kind of half promised that I'd drop round for 
a game of billiards." 

"Oh, Cuthbert, I wish you wouldn't. It's dreadfully lonesome 
here when you're out." 

"Why, dear, I had no idea you missed me as much as all 

"I do, Cuthbert. Of course I don't want to deprive you of 
your pleasures, but I do wish you'd stay at home more than you 

"Very well, dear. If you feel that way about it I'll stay in 
to-night, and we'll have one of our old " 

"Cuthbert, you're just the best hubby in all the world! Would 
you mind taking care of baby while I run round to see the 

"Do you believe that egotism and genius go together?" 

"Not always. There would be a lot more geniuses if they did." 
— Boston Transcript. 


San Francisco News Letter 

February 3, 1917 


CLARK-CRITTENDEN.— The engagement of Miss Margaret Clark of 

Berkeley and Wm. C. Crittenden has been announced. 
CRIMMtNS-PATTERSON.— Of interest to San Francisco society is the 
news of the engagement of Miss Evelyn Crimmins and Arthur Cox 

PHELPS-GRAHAM. — Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss 
Elizabeth Phelps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Phelps of Ber- 
keley, and Harold Lee Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Macdon- 
ald Graham, who also are prominent people in the college town. 

JOHNSON-MILTON. — Mr. and Mis. William Pierce Johnson announced 
the engagement recently of their daughter. Miss Josephine Johnson, 
to Maxwell C. Milton of Tucson, Arizona. 

ROSS-GUTHKIE. — Mr. and Mrs. A. Carnegie Ross announced the en- 
gagement recently of their daughter, Miss Nathalie Ross, to Clement 
Guthrie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Guthrie. 

REES-JONES.— Colonel and Mrs. Thomas H. Rees announced the en- 
gagement of their daughter. Miss Helen Rees, to Lieutenant Thomas 
Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer V. Jones of Atlanta, Georgia. The 
■wedding will take place on February 17th, at the Rees home in the 

SULLIVAN-WEIS.— The engagement of Miss Ruth Elizabeth Sullivan 
and Robert W. Weis was announced recently. 


FEIGEXBAUM-BLUMLEIN. — The wedding: of Miss Else Felgenbaum to 
Max Etumlein, both of San Francisco, is set for the evening of Tues- 
day, February 20th. The ceremony will take place at the Palace 
Hotel in this city. 

FORBES-ZACHORECK. — Miss Margaret Forbes, whose engagement to 
Frank Zachoreck was announced several months ago, has set the 
date of her wedding for February 21st. 

GERHARDT-McLAUGHON.-— Miss Matilda Gerhardt and George Mc- 
Laughlin were married Sunday afternoon. The ceremony took place 
at the home of the bride's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. 
J. William Boyken. 

RL'SSLLL-COFFIN.— Miss Constance Russell and Sherwood Coffin will 
be married on February 17th, at the Episcopal Church of San Rafael. 

McJTTNKIN- FITZGERALD. — In the presence of relatives and a few In- 
timate friends. Miss Ella McJunkin became the bride of George L. K. 
Fitzgerald of Philadelphia on January 18th. 

BOWLES. — Complimenting Miss Beatrice Nickel, the fiancee of George 
Bowles, Mrs. Philip Bowles will give a luncheon Monday afternoon at 
the Francisco Club. Most of the guests will be close friends of the 
guest of honor. 

CAROLAN. — Miss Emily Carolan presided at a luncheon Tuesday, her 
guests assembling at the Clift Hotel. Mrs. James Carolan and her 
daughter have been residing at that hotel since returning some weeks 
ago from an extended stay in Southern California. 

HEARST. — At the close of a beautiful luncheon given last Saturday at 
her home In the Pleasanton Hills, Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst announced 
the engagement of Miss Margaret Clark of Berkeley to William Clark 
Crittenden, also of Berkeley. 

IRWIN. — Mrs. William G. Irwin presided at a luncheon on Friday after- 
noon. The affair had for its setting her home on Washington street. 

JEROME. — The Town and Country Club was the setting for a delightful 
luncheon given recently by Mrs. James Jerome. It was in honor of 
Mis. J. B. Seybert of Philadelphia, who is visiting her son-in-law and 
daughter ,Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Clift, at the Clift I 

KING. — The Francisca Club was the setting for a luncheon given Friday 
by Mrs. Frank King, who has been entertaining her friends at a 
series of these enjoyable affairs. 

SAMUELS. — Mrs. F. S. Samuels and her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Cro- 
well, will be joint hostesses at a series of entertainments to be given 
at their attractive home on Pierce street. On Wednesday afternoon, 
February 7th, they will give a luncheon. 

THAYER. — Miss Norma Thayer was hostess last Saturday at a luncheon 
given at the Hotel Cecil, where her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence 
Thayer of San Rafael, are spending the winter, and later took her 
young guests to the theatre. 

WIN SLOW. — Mrs. Stetson Whislow has issued Invitations to a luncheon 
to be given February 7th at her residence on Pacific avenue. A co- 
terie of the young married set will be entertained on this occasion. 

CROCKER. — Miss Marlon Crocker entertained at dinner Wednesday 
evening. The function was in honor of Miss Ruth Zeile and her 
fiance, Corbett Moody, an-J took place at the hostess' home on La- 
guna street. 

CROFTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Algernon Crofton were hosts Monday evening 
at a dinner dance at the Palace Hotel. They entertained at a similar 
affair Saturday evening. 

FRIES. — A dinner dance was given by Mr. and Mrs. William Fries at 
the St. Francis Hotel on the evening of January 20th. 

FEE.— A coterie of friends will be the guests of Misses Marcia and Eliza- 
beth Fee at dinner this evening. The function will take place at 
their home, and later they will attend the Neighbors' dance at the 
Century Club Hall. 


HAVENS. — At the dinner dance at the Hotel Oakland Wednesday evening 

Mr. and Mrs. Wickham Havens presided at a table where covers were 

laid for eighteen guests. 
HOPKINS. — An informal gathering at the dinner hour was held Friday 

at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hopkins on Broadway. Af- 
terward, with their guests, they attended the subscription dance at the 

St. Francis Hotel. 
HCTALING. — Miss Mane Hathaway, whose betrothal to Douglas Short 

was announced some weeks ago. will be the inspiration for the en- 

joyable dinner at which Mrs. Anson P. Hotaling will preside on the 

evening of February 9th. 
MARTIN. — A dinner was given Monday evening by Mrs. Eleanor Martin 

at her home in Broadway. 
MOODY. — A party of young folk assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 

Frederick Moody, Thursday evening, where a dinner was given in 

honor of Miss Ruth Zeile. 
REYNOLDS. — Miss Claire Reynolds will be hostess at a dinner party 

Saturday evening, February 10th, when she will entertain In honor of 

Miss Winifred Watson. 
SALAZAR.— Count and Countess del Valle de Salazar, who are leaving 

her about February 10th, were guests of honor at a dinner party 

given by Mrs. Eleanor Martin on Monday night. 
WHEELER. — Miss Jean Wheeler presided at a dinner Friday evening at 

her residence on Washington street. The party attended the sub- 
scription ball at the St. Francis Hotel later In the evening. 
CALDWELL.— Miss Dorothy Caldwell, daughter of Major and Mrs. Frank 

Caldwell, who are passing the winter at the Hotel Bellevue, was 

hostess at a tea at her hotel, on Friday afternoon of this week. It was 

In honor of Miss Dorothy Rees, who Is to be married to Lieutenant 

Thomas Jones, U. S. N., noxt month. 
CAROLAN. — Mrs. Francis Carolan was hostess at a tea Friday afternoon. 

Her friends met Lieutenant Zinovi Pechkoff of the Foreign Legion of 

France. The tea was at the Hotel St. Francis. 
CASSERLY. — Mr. and Mrs. John B. Casserly were hosts Saturday at a 

tea given at their home. 2300 Pacific avenue, to about two hundred 

and fifty guests who had been asked to meet Miss Elinor Fell and 

Miss S. M. Schofield. 
MARION. — Miss Inez Marion gave a bridge tea Tuesday In compliment 

to Miss Muriel Boxton, who has recently returned from New York. 

where she has spent the last year studying music. 
MURPHY. — Mrs. Samuel G. Murphy, who Is here from New York, was 

the guest of honor at a tea which Miss Frances Jolllffe gave recently 

at her home. 

. :lLS. — Mrs. Frank Parcells and Mrs. B. S. Noyes have sent out 

cards for the afternoon of February 7th, when they will give a large 

tea at the Parcells home In Oakland. 
UHL. — Mrs. George Uhl. who, with Mr. Uhl, left Tuesday Tor Honolulu. ha<l 

a number of her friends at a tea at her home on Sunday afternoon. 

Mrs. Frederick W. Zeile will accompany the Uhla on their visit to 

the islands. 

CORRILL. — Mrs. Ralph Gorrill, a bride of this winter, will share the 

honors with Miss Anne Engelhardt, a bride-elect, at a bride tea to 

be given by Mrs. Vance McClymonds, Wednesday, February 7th, at 

the Hotel Oakland. 
MARION. — .Miss Inez Marlon entertained at a bridge tea Tuesday at her 

new home, 2335 Pacific avenue, In compliment t<> Miss Muriel Boxton, 

as a "welcome home." Miss Boston passed the lasl year in New 

York studying music. 
MOORE. — Mrs. William Sinclair Moore gave a bri ge tea at her home at 

the Casa del Rey on Thursday, February 1st. 
SOULE. — Mrs. John F. Soule and her daughter. Miss Dorothy Soule, have 

sent out invitations for a largo tea on the afternoon of February 13th 

at their home in Alameda. The honor guest will be Miss Eleanore 





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hailhv.- Dr. and Mrs. Tboinaa Bailey presided at a theatre party fol- 
lowed by supper al the Palace Tin ntng. 
1 IN. Mr. and Mrs. George Howard m chaperoned -i party of young 
folks at a theatre party, followed by a supper dance at the St. Francis 
Hotel Monday evening. The host on this occasion was Homer Outran. 

TAYLOR,— MiflS Bdna Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mis. William H. Tay- 
lor, Jr., will give a luncheon and matinee party to-day to see "Prin- 
fat." Last Saturday Miss Eleanor Spreckela had a similar 
party, having a dozen or so of the girls who will be the debutantes a 
few years hence. 


CONKLIN. — Early in February Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Conklin of Oak- 
land will give a dancing party in honor of their attractive young niece. 
Miss Nancy Page. The affair will take place at the Conklin home. 

SESNON. — Invitations have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. William Sesnon 
for a dancing party to be given on Friday evening, February 9th. 

CROCKER. — Miss Marion Zeile passed the week end in San Mateo as the 
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Templeton Crocker. Frederick Wichman of 
Honolulu was also entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Crocker on Sunday. 

CROTHERS. — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham Crothers have closed their 
htJme on Pacific avenue, and have taken apartments at the Cecil 
Hotel for the remainder of the winter. 

HARRISON.— Miss Sadie Harrison of New York City is a guest at the 
Clift Hotel. 

KEENEY. — Mrs. James Ward Keeney and Miss Helen Keeney, who have 
been in New York for several months, are expected home on Febru- 
ary 16th. 

JACKSON. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kennedy Jackson of Piedmont are plan- 
ning a trip to the Orient within the next few weeks. 

McGILVRAY. — Mr. and Mrs. John D. McGilvray are planning a trip to 
Honolulu. They will sail on February 12th on the Great Northern. 

MINTZER. — Miss Mauricia Mintzer has closed her home in San Rafael, 
and she and her brother, Lucio Mintzer, have rented a house on 
Webster street. 

MOORE. — Several informal affairs are being planned in honor of Mr. and 
Mrs. Kenneth Moore, who arrived last Thursday from the East, where 
they have been passing their honeymoon. 

MacGAVIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Walter MacGavin and their charming daugh- 
ter. Miss Etnelia MacGavin, have moved into Dr. Chester Woolsey's 
home on Broderick street. 

RE ID. — Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Mills Reid and their children, who have been 
sojourning at Millbrae for the last few weeks, will leave February 
10th for their home in New York. 

SCOTT.— Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter Scott will sail February 12th for the 

Hawaiian Islands, where they plan to pass about six weeks. 
YOUNG. — Major and Mrs. Haldimand Putnam Young will leave early this 
month for Washington, D. C. 

ZEILE. — Miss Marion Zeile will leave in the near future for Coronado, ac- 
companying Mr. and Mrs. J. Cheever Cowdin for a sojourn of several 


After an unusually interesting series of adventures with the 
U. S. troops in Mexico as a special guest of General Pershing, 
with whom he has long been acquainted, Thornwell Mullally 
returned home, this week, fit, hard as nails, rugged as any of 
the hard worked officers, and crammed with real live wire fron- 
tier experiences in the spectacular Villa territory. After taking 
a hasty bird's-eye view of this round of thrilling military ex- 
periences where real fighting was going on, Mr. Mullally is 
more than ever a stalwart of stalwarts for Preparedness. 
Bronzed and full of ripping tales of his kaleidoscopic experi- 
ences, he is back at his desk at the headquarters of the United 
Railroads, cleaning up accumulated work. Once that is out of 
the way, clubdom will be bombarded with the vivid stories of 
his adventures in the war zone. 

A substitution in adjectives sometimes leads to awkward and 
amusing results. The local representatives of the laboratories 
and ateliers of the famous Tecla Company of New York and 
Paris are Messrs. Radke & Company, 219 Post street. In their 
smart shop they exhibit the beautiful creations which are won- 
derful reproductions of pearls, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, 
all possessing the essential qualities of natural gems. In an 
advertisement a short time ago the description of these gems 
was made to read "as possessing the essential qualities of 
"national" gems, through hurried proof-reading. The word 
"national" caught the eye and curiosity of a number of readers, 
and they hastened to Radke's to view the extraordinary new 
"national" gems. An explanation prompted an all round laugh, 
and ended the life of the "national" gems. 

"Is dis where dey wants a boy?" "It is; but it must be 

a boy who never lies, swears, or uses slang." "Well, me brud- 
der's a deaf-mute; I'll send him round." — Topeka journal. 


The Techau Tavern, San Francisco's highest class family 
cafe, where its patrons are constantly surrounded by an air of 
refinement and respectability, and where every day complete 
families enjoy its well known hospitality, is being compli- 
mented on the many innovations introduced by the thoroughly 
up-to-date management. This week again finds the "Jazz" or- 
chestra playing the very latest and the very best of the dance 
music, and the Show Girl Revue, introducing new gowns and 
new song hits. The perfume souvenirs presented every after- 
noon at 5, at dinner and after the theatre hours, without com- 
petition of any sort, are greatly appreciated. 


of Pretty Girls, Including LA VALERA 
(Formerly Mrs. Horton Forrest Phippsof Kermis 
Fame) and Superb Orchestra in a Renined and 


— A Show of Vivid Life and Color 
Every Night Until the Closing Hour. 

FRED SOLARl'S GRILL, Geary and Mason Sts. 

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From Winston Churchill's story 
Evenings— Hoc. 50, 7.'ic; Matinees— ^c. 50c. 

Sun, night Feb. II —Cohan i. Harris' production of "THE HOUSE OF GLASS" 


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February 3, 1917 




FEBRUARY 10th to 1 8th 

Space No. 106 

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FEBRUARY 10th to 18th 

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February 3, 1917 


If the real purpose of the Republican National Committee in 
seeking a place in the party for the Progressives is accom- 
plished, they will probably be in much the same situation as 
the famous lady from Niger. 

Who smiled as she rode on a tiger. 

They returned from the ride 

With the lady inside, 
And the smile on the face of the tiger. 

A Negro woman who made half a million out of a prepara- 
tion advertised to take the kinks out of kinky hair is to build 
a fine residence next to John D. Rockefeller's estate in Tarry- 
town, N. Y. The new neighbors should enjoy swapping ex- 
periences of the journey to commercial success. 

A partial list of casualties from explosions throughout this 
country, largely direct or indirect results of the war, totals 
135 dead and 308 injured. But this is only one of many tragic 
aspects of America's relation to the world conflict. 

Richard Mansfield, son of the late actor, has just run away 
from school for the second time to go on the stage, but hasn't 
yet got there, thanks to a wise and watchful mother. The inci- 
'dent will serve as effective press-agenting for a debut that 
seems bound to come sooner or later. Love of the stage surely 
runs in families, whatever the eugenics of it may be. Richard 
II is 17 years old. 

A modification of the Swiss system of government has been 
introduced into the management of the $25,000,000 National 
City bank of New York. From its dozen vice-presidents five 
managers have been selected. One of the five will be desig- 
nated as "first general manager" for one year, giving his place 
at the end of the year to another of the five, and so on in rota- 
tion. These managers are to share with the president, Frank 
A. Vanderlip, the executive duties which have become impos- 
sible for one man to attend to. This system will further pro- 
vide that men capable of taking the presidency will always be 
at hand. No great corporation is at its best until its future is 
made to rest upon a broader base than the leadership of one 
man affords. 

A little more than thirty years ago the first successful trolley 
line in the United States was put into operation in Richmond, 
Va. An earlier experiment had been made at Baltimore, but 
it was only when the Richmond enterprise had proved the trol- 
ley practicable that the electric street car was placed on a 
commercial basis. That was only a generation ago, and now 
$6,000,000,000 is recorded as the capital invested in the indus- 
try. It is estimated that to-day it requires an army of 300,000 
men to operate the trolley cars of the United States. 

The River Clyde has been brought up to its present nav- 
igable condition by means of dredging, and the Glasgow peo- 
ple are very proud of it. One day a party of American sight- 
seers turned up their noses at the Clyde. "Call this a river?" 
they said. "Why, it's a ditch in comparison with our Missis- 
sippi, or St. Lawrence or Delaware." "Aweel, mon," said a 
Scotch bystander, "you've got Providence to thank for your 
rivers, but we made this oursels." — Brooklyn Citizen. 


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February 3, 1917 

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Frank J. Devlin has been elected president of the Under- 
writers' Fire Patrol of San Francisco, succeeding Bernard Fay- 
monville, president of the Fireman's Fund, who retires after 
many years as head of the Patrol. Mr. Devlin, who is coast 
manager of the Atlas and Manchester insurance companies, has 
for a number of years filled the office of vice-president, and 
Robert P. Fabj, Pacific branch manager for the Liverpool and 
London and Globe, has been elected to fill the vacancy occa- 
sioned by Mr. Devlin's advancement. H. P. Blanchard, assist- 
ant secretary of the Fireman's Fund, will fill the vacancy occa- 
sioned in the directorate by the resignation of Mr. Faymonville. 

* * * 

The Automobile of Hartford, having reinsured the outstand- 
ing business of the First National Fire of Washington in Cali- 
fornia, Oregon, Utah and Colorado, the latter company retired 
from the States named on February 1st, and plans are being 
considered for the reinsurance of all business in Washington, 
Nevada, Montana and Idaho, with the ultimate intention of re- 
tiring from active operation in all States not reporting directly 
to the home office at Washington, D. C. Edward Brown & Sons, 
representing the First National, will care for the business of 

all agents formerly representing that company. 

* * * 

Senator Kehoe has introduced a bill into the legislature which 
will do away with the rule of the Pacific Board that discrimin- 
ates between board and non-board companies when represented 
by the same agency. Under the present practice the represen- 
tation of a non-board company is forbidden by a board agency. 
The same senator has introduced a rating measure somewhat 
similar to that of the State of Washington which authorizes the 

creation of private rating bureaus. 

* • * 

Insurance Commissioner Phelps has notified Clarence de 
Veuve, agent for the National Benefit, that all policies written 
by him must be cancelled forthwith and no more written until 
the provisions of Section 596 of the Political Code, providing 
that surplus line policies must be issued only by the licensed 
surplus broker directly to the property owner, is complied with. 
De Veuve is a brother of James H. de Veuve of Seattle, man- 
ager for the Lumbermen's Indemnity Exchange, whose pecul- 
iar way of doing business has recently been enquired into by 

the courts. 

* * * 

George H. Tyson, representing the German-American and 
several other large and substantial companies, was recently the 
recipient of a handsome silver vase appropriately inscribed to 
commemorate his twenty-fifth anniversary as a coast general 

agent for the German-American. 

* • * 

The meeting of the Association of San Francisco Underwrit- 
ers last Thursday evening at the rooms of the Commercial Club 
proved to be unusually interesting. The speakers included 
Joseph J. Scott, collector of internal revenue, and Dr. Hartland 
Law. Secretary Palmer tendered his resignation, retaining, 
however, the office of treasurer. The association is growing 

rapidly in membership. 

* • • 

E. T. Niebling has been elected to fill the position on the 

legislative committee of the Pacific Board made vacant by the 

resignation of President Faymonville of the Fireman's Fund. 

» * » 

J. H. Banks, who has been covering the mountain field for 
the Royal and Queen, will hereafter look after the field em- 
bracing Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Montana. 

with headquarters at Spokane. 

* • • 

The fourth annual report of the Rocky Mountain Fire of 
Great Falls, Mont., shows that gross premiums for the year 
totaled $81,975, making the company's surplus to policyholder; 

$510,940. Paris Gibson has been re-elected to the presidencv. 

* * • 

The West Coast-San Francisco Life has appointed Burton & 
Williams agency manager for the Northern Texas, with head- 
quarters at Dallas. H. W. Albers has left the San Antonio Li:e 
to go with the West Coast-San Francisco Life as manager for 
the company's business in the southern part of the State. 

The Capitol Life of Denver is coming to California for the 
second time. The company is in excellent financial condition, 
and appears to be building soundly. 

* * » 

H. B. Hickok has resigned as special agent for the Firemen's 
of Newark. Mr. Hickok covered the States of Colorado and 
Wyoming, with headquarters at Denver. 

* » * 

The Phoenix Assurance has created a marine department in 
its coast department, and William Henderson has been ap- 
pointed manager, with the title of marine agent. 

* * * 

B. E. Ellis, field supervisor for the Equitable Life of Iowa, 
has been on the coast for several weeks seeking suitable men 
to look after the company's business. The Equitable has been 
admitted to California, and the qualifications of several aspir- 
ants for the office of manager are now being considered. 

* * * 

The proceedings of the World's Insurance Congress, which 
convened at San Francisco during the progress of the Panama- 
Pacific International Exposition, are now ready for the printer, 
and will come off the press at an early date. 

Commencing Sunday afternoon, February 4th, at Trinity 
Church, Bush and Gough streets, Dr. Frederick W. Clampett 
will deliver a series of lectures on the subject, "What is the 
Greatest Safeguard Against Temptation." The first lecture will 
treat with the solution of Sir Rabindranath Tagore, viz. : 
"Healthy Interest in Good Things;" second lecture, February 
11th, "Influence of a Good Mother," Dr. Lyman Abbott; and 
third lecture, February 18th. "High Aims," Andrew Carnegie. 
Trinity Choir will assist the Rector with selected programs. The 
public is cordially invited. Dr. Clampett's lectures have been 
highly interesting and instructive, and have proven quite popu- 
lar with men, especially. 

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1917. at pose of electing a Board 

of Directors to serve for the or of such 

other business as may come before the m< 

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San Francisco News Letter 

February 3, 1917 

"What makes you so fat?" "I eat soldiers' food." 

"Well?" "It always goes to the front." — Toledo Blade. 

"Do you still read Tennyson sometimes?" "No," re- 
plied Mrs. Cumrox. "Who wrote it?" — Washington Star. 

-"Say! What's your hurry?" "I'm trying to get some- 
thing for my wife." "What are you asking for her?" — Life. 

Willis— Where is Land's End ? Gillis— It is where that 

lot which I bought from the real estate company begins. — Puck. 

Billy — I would lay the world at your feet but for one 

thing. Milly — And that is ? Billy — Some other people are us- 
ing it. — Judge. 

Banks — Is young Featherly a responsible sort of per- 
son ? Brokes — Yes, he's responsible for most of the mistakes 
in our department.— Jack o' Lantern. 

"Dearest, I ordered to be sent home to-day a most beau- 
tiful hat for only thirty dollars. It's a perfect love!" "My 
darling, your love will be returned." — Puck. 

"Been to the food show?" "Nope. What's the news 

from there?" "Our lunchroom man took a prize for the thin- 
■ nest ham sandwich." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 

"A freak election bet makes a man look ridiculous." 

"Yes. And it's hard to tell which won it — the man in the wheel- 
barrow or the man who is pushing." — Washington Post. 

"It no longer takes three generations to make a gentle- 
man." "Think so?" "Yes ; we are moving so much faster. And 
it takes only one generation to produce a parasite." — Life. 

"Some day you'll be rich enough to retire from busi- 
ness." "Give up my nice pleasant office and stay home?" re- 
joined Mr. Growcher. "I should say not." — Washington Star. 

Bystander — I suppose you would like to take a ride with- 
out worrying about tires and the like? Motorist (fixing a punc- 
ture) — You bet I would. Bystander — Well, here's a car ticket. 
— Chaparral. 

One night while you were away I heard a burglar. You 

should have seen me going downstairs three steps at a time. 
Wife (who knows him) — Where was he, on the roof? — Boston 

"Is golf an expensive game?" "It must be. I heard my 

husband telling a friend the other day that he had to replace 
about eighteen pivots on the first nine holes." — Detroit Free 

Have you the firmness that enables you to go on and do 

your duty in the face of ingratitude and ungenerous criticism?" 
"I ought to have. I once cooked for a camping party." — Wash- 
ington Star. 

"So you were invited to participate in a profit-sharing 

scheme?" "Yes." "How did you come out?" "I discovered 
that the purpose of the scheme was not sharing, but shearing." 
— Birmingham Age-Herald. 

"My old doctor wouldn't take my malady seriously. He 

says it's only headache." He said that to a woman with your 
money?" "He did." "I am astounded. You suffer from mi- 
graine." — Louisville Courier-Journal. 

"How does young Flubdub stand in college?" "Not so 

well." "Why is that?" "He is all right enough in his studies, 
but he is more than suspected of cutting football games." — 
Louisville Courier-Journal. 

"Who is your favorite composer?" "Wagner," replied 

Mr. Cumrox. "You must be a student of music." "No. I men- 
tion Wagner for the sake of relieving myself of conversational 
strain. If the other man dcesn't like Wagner, he won't want to 
hear me say another word." "And if he does?" "He'll want 
to do all the talking himself." — Washington Star. 

-"Bliggins says he got on by burning the midnight oil." 

"Well, keeping late hours did help him some. He danced all 
night three or four times a week till finally he met a rich girl 
and married her." — Buffalo Courier. 

He — Of course, there's a big difference between a botan- 
ist and a florist. She— Is there really ? He — Yes ; a botanist is 
one who knows all about flowers, and a florist is one who knows 
all about the price people will pay for them. — Boston Trans- 

"Miss Norah, if it wasn't for Tirrence O'Brien that do be 

coortin' ye, I'd be after havin' somethin' to say to ye, mesilf, 
th' night." "It's very considerate ye are, Mr. Mulligan, but did 
ye niver hear that prisint company is always accipted?" — 
Dallas News. 

The pretty restaurant cashier had applied for a holiday. 

"I must recuperate," she said. "My beauty is beginning to 
fade." "That so?" said the proprietor. "What makes you 
think so?" "The men are beginning to count their change." — 
Chicago Herald. 

Mother — You were a long time in the conservatory with 

Mr. Willing last night, my child. What was going on? Daugh- 
ter—Did you ever sit in the conservatory with father before you 
married him? Mother — I suppose I did. Daughter — Well, 
mother, it's the same old world. — Tit-Bits. 

"Here's a heart-rending account of a chorus girl's priva- 
tion." "Lives in a hall bedroom, I suppose, and doesn't get 
enough to eat?" "Oh, no. It seems she's the only girl in the 
company who doesn't own a limousine." — Birmingham Age- 

It is said that Scottish humor is an electric spark that 

flies back and forth between the two extremes of whisky and 
leligion. But the following anecdote is Scottish, without touch- 
ing either extreme. A wife was asked by her husband what 
kind of a bonnet she would like him to bring her from Glasgow, 
and she replied : "Weel, ye'd best make it a straw bunnet, Jock, 
and when I'm done wi' it I'll feed it to the coo." — Chicago Her- 






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Write for folder on the "Apache Trail of Arizona" 

February 3, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



Directors of United States Steel Corporation declared, 

this week, in addition to the regular quarterly dividend of V/± 
per cent on the common stock, an extra quarterly dividend of 
l 3 i per cent, making a total for the quarter of 3 per cent. If 
this rate is maintained, it places the stock on a 12 per cent an- 
nual basis. Considering this as a declaration out of 1916 earn- 
ings, dividends from last year's income amounted to 8% per 
cent on the common stock. Net earnings for the last quarter of 
1916 were $105,968,347, a new high record. This compares with 
$85,817,067 for the third quarter. Net income for the last quar- 
ter was $96,321,610 and surplus was $69,257,592, compared 
with $75,202,408 and $51,859,450, respectively, for the third 
quarter. Net earnings for the year 1916 were $333,625,086, or 
more than double those for any previous year. Net earnings in 
1915 were $140,250,066. The previous record was 1907, when 
net earnings reached $160,964,674, or $172,660,412 less than 
last year's. 

The unwatering of the North End Comstock mines has 

been accomplished to a point 125 feet below the 2,700 foot 
level, according to wire advices this week, and a practical dem- 
onstration of the pumping facilities in the Mexican-Ophir winze 
was furnished when it became necessary to overcome the flow 
that occurred during an interruption to the power supply. The 
water was reduced throughout all the district at the rate of a 
foot an hour. Rehabilitation of the Combination shaft is pro- 
gressing rapidly, and workmen are now installing guides in 
one of the compartments at the 900 foot level. 

San Francisco is eleventh and Los Angeles is nineteenth 

in the official list of amounts of postal savings deposits in cities 
of the United States, according to reports from Washington. 
The deposits in this city are $1,243,243 and in Los Angeles 
$818,308. San Francisco is one of the thirteen postoffices that 
have more than one million dollars each on deposit. The total 
deposits at all postoffices in the United States, Alaska. Hawaii 
and Porto Rico amount to $112,000,000. There are 662.000 de- 
positors. From January 1. 1916, to January 1, 1917, the de- 
posits increased about $37,650,000, or about 50 per cent. 

Ready for the Great Local Auto Show 

From a decorative standpoint, the Pacific Automobile Show, 
which will open in the Exposition Auditorium next Saturday, 
February 10th, will surpass any motor car exhibition ever held 
in America, and definitely place San Francisco along with Chi- 
cago and New York as one of the three great automobile show 
cities in the country. 

This, at least, is the belief of art critics and Eastern automo- 
bile men now on the coast, after having seen the partly com- 
pleted murals, which are being painted by A. Borghesi, noted 
artist, whose work decorates the homes of the rich and famous 
in Paris, Rome, Vienna, New York and San Francisco. 

Mr. Borghesi is preparing an immense hand-painted canopy, 
which will cover the entire auditorium, in the painting of which 
his imagination will have full scope, for it is to be a dawn- 
flushed sky symbolic of the future which is dawning for the 
automobile industry. 

The three immense murals which will cover the walls of the 
Auditorium will be eighty feet long and forty feet high. A 
frieze will extend around the balcony, and the walls beneath 
will be concealed by other murals. 

The artist will draw his inspiration for these paintings from 
the wonderlands of the coast. Yosemite, the Tahoe region, Mt. 
Shasta, Mt. Whitney and other beauty places will be depicted. 

In addition, Mr. Borghesi will decorate the two large side 
looms which will also be used to display motor cars. The deco- 
rations, furniture and appointments will cost $35,000. 

Leo Lentelli, the sculptor, is modeling an immense figure of 
Winged Mercury for the main floor of the display room. 

A special train from Chicago will bring 200 factory represen- 
tatives and Eastern newspapermen to San Francisco for show 
week. Others will come from Oregon, Arizona and Southern 
California. A number of these visitors have planned to hold 
conferences of coast dealers and salesmen in San Francisco dur- 
ing the week. 

Local dealers have been quick to see the opportunity offered 
them, and all the display space for pleasure cars has been sold. 
Twenty-nine dealers have entered thirty-eight makes of cars, 
and many of them will exhibit the same 1917 models that will 
be shown at the Chicago Show. 

The accessory display will be held in the broad corridors of 
the second floor, and will be on the same high plane of excel- 
lence as the rest of the exhibit. 

The Western States Gas and Electric Company has 

called for redemption on April 1st the entire outstanding issue 
of three-year 6 per cent coupon notes, dated October 1, 1914. 
amounting to $621,500. This was part of an authorized issue 
of $1,500,000, the other $878,500 never having been issued. 

The National City Company has issued a booklet con- 
taining a long list of California corporation bonds in their ap- 
plication to the Federal income tax. 

All prior monthly records of clearings of local banks 

were broken this week by the announcement from the San Fran- 
cisco Clearing House Association of total clearings of $376,218.- 
501.74 for the month of January, as compared with a total of 
$241,397,635.26 for the corresponding month of 1916. 


Paul Elder & Company have in press for early publication 
the collected poems of John Wood Northup, to be published un- 
der the title of "Songs of Nature. Love and Life." The inspira- 
tion of many of the poems in the nature group was gained at 
Monte Cresta, the author's ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountain, 
where a most magnificent view of mountains and valley is ob- 
tained. The longest poem in the "Songs of Love'" is "A Cali- 
fornia Legend," one of the folk-lore tales of the Klamath In- 
dians, of Ahwahnee, the fairest of maids, and Owayno. the Gr I 
of the'Sun. In "Songs of Life" are such titles as "A Sabbath 
Inspiration," "My Symphony" and "In the Value of the Gret n 


F. Richard Carroll, who recently was appointed district man- 
ager of the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company, with headquarters 
in San Francisco, to fill the position made vacant by the promo- 
tion of C. E. Cook to the factory's central organization at Ak- 
lon, arrived in San Francisco this week to assume hisnew 
duties. During the past six years he has made an extraordinary 
success as manager of the Goodrich Company's store in Los 
Angeles. His brilliant record there led to his promotion to the 
San Francisco headquarters. Huge floral pieces decorated his 
office on his arrival, and he was given an enthusiastic welcome 
by the local staff of employees at a big dinner, and he was 
loaded with congratulations and good wishes for his continued 

In his new post Carroll will have full charge of the entire 
territory coveted both by the San Francisco and Los Angeles 
branches. His jurisdiction will not be devoted exclusively to 
the automobile tire end of Goodrich Company's business, but 
will include everything in rubber bearing the Goodrich trade 
mark, which includes clothing, footwear, drug sundries, hose 
and all kinds of belting. 


Magnetic Motor Car Co.. agent for the Owen Magnetic, 1675 
Pacific Avenue. San Francisco, and 2969 Broadway. Oakland, 
will exhibit at the coming Automobile Show. Civic Auditorium. 
San Francisco, all their latest models. 

"Are you savine up anything for a rainy day?" asked 

the thrifty citizen. "Yes." replied Mr. Chuggins. "In a little 
while I expect to have enough to buy a brand new top for my au- 
tomobile." — Chicago Herald. 


San Francisco News Letter 

February 3, 1917 


Motorists throughout the State are extremely interested in 
the present session of the Legislature, one of the most import- 
ant measures before that body being the bill revising the pres- 
ent Motor Vehicle Act which has been recommended by the 
State Automobile Conference. 

The bill in question was introduced a few days ago in both 
Houses by M. B. Johnson of San Mateo, chairman of the Sen- 
ate Committee on Roads, and T. R. Finley, chairman of the 
corresponding committee of the Assembly. 

There are many important provisions of the bill, all of which, 
of course, are subject to amendments when the Legislature re- 
convenes after its four weeks' recess. But the most important 
of these are as follows: 

An annual registration fee of SO cents from all operators of 
cars, the receipts of which are to go towards the maintenance 
of this department and the enforcement of the State Motor Ve- 
hicle Act. 

Owners of cars to be given a certificate which will virtually 
be a copy of his application for auto license, and which must 
bear his signature. Certificate to be displayed in driving com- 
partment. When the car is sold, certificate must be returned 
with endorsement of owner and the man to whom the car is 
transferred. Department then to issue new certificate. 

All violations of speed regulations to be handled by Califor- 
nia Highway Commission. Court records to be referred to this 
commission, which through its divisions will summon the of- 
fender and decide whethei the operator's license is to be re- 
voked or suspended. 

Absolutely no road racing of any kind to be permitted. 

No chauffeur under 18 years of age to be given license; no 
operator under 14 years of age to be given operator's license. 

All trailers to be registered, numbers corresponding to car 
number. Fee, $1 per trailer. 

Requiring wreckers of cars, for example, dealers in second- 
hand parts to make reports of sales of motors; this to assist in 
tracing stolen cars. 

Placing limit on weight of load to be hauled by motor vehi- 
cles, based upon whether car has iron, steel or rubber tires; 
also width of tire, number of wheels and weight of load. The 
latter provision will affect some of the sightseeing buses which 
take up the whole road. 

Section regarding driving when intoxicated changed to make 
the penalty apply when it is shown that the operator is "under 
the influence of liquor to an extent that he cannot properly or 
safely operate the car." On conviction operator must go be- 
fore Highway Commission to determine whether to revoke 
operator's license or not. Commission also given power to re- 
voke operator's license on proof of physical disability to drive. 

Many of the provisions of the proposed bill are aimed to 
protect the owner, hence the unusual amount of interest in it by 
motorists generally. 

* * * 

Figures compiled by H. A. French, superintendent of the 
State Motor Vehicle Department, up to and including Decem- 
ber 31, 1916, show the following interesting facts regarding the 
distribution of automobiles throughout the State : 

California is second in the States of the Union in point of 
ratio to population to the number of registered automobiles. In 
California there is a registered automobile for every 12.5 units 
of population. Iowa, which leads the States of the Union, has 
a ratio of one car to every 11.2 units. New York, the most 

thickly populated State of the Union, has only one car to every 
32 persons. California is fourth among the States in point of 
registered automobiles. It has passed Pennsylvania, and is led 
only by New York, Ohio and Illinois. California is fifth in the 
matter of receipts from automobile registrations. It has more 
automobiles than Pennsylvania, but the receipts are less, show- 
ing that the State license of California is lower. French's fig- 
ures show there are many States with higher license rates. 

* * * 

J. Russell Miller on Auto Prospect 

There is always something doing in the automobile trade in 
San Francisco. This week developed unusual attractions along 
special lines. Numbers of prominent men interested in some 
angle of the thriving automobile game dropped into town to 
look things over. Among them was J. Russell Miller, president, 
and William A. Ingalsby, secretary, of the Read-Miller Adver- 
tising Company of Los Angeles. Mr. Miller found prospects 
so promising here in motor car lines that he seriously consid- 
ered the taking over of several large accounts. He considers 
the Pacific Coast as one of the greatest automobile centers in 
the world. 

"Just think of it," he explained, "the latest statistics estab- 
lish the fact that one man in twelve in California owns his own 
automobile. Such a condition indicates the prodigious trade 
that may be developed here in autos and accessories. The 
field is so extraordinarily promising that our firm is preparing 

to enter it." 

* * * 

Angelenos Haul Coal in Limousine and Blanket Radiators 

When the recent unprecedented cold wave struck Southern 
California, blanketed motor cars were seen on the streets for 
th first time in history. It was not necessary to cloak the radia- 
tors, when the cars were in operation, but it was a wise precau- 
tion to cover them when left standing at the curb or parked on 
lots during the early morning and evening hours. For the first 
time known, thousands of cars were discovered to have ice 
flakes in the water in the radiators after an unusually cold night. 
The morning scene of the professional man pouring hot water 
out of a tea kettle into the radiator of his car after trying vainly 
to start it when it came time for him to leave for the office has 
become commonplace. The remarkable experience of driving 
a motor car to the coal dealer's place and returning to a fashion- 
able residence with a load of fuel was enjoyed by many. The 
demand for coal and briquets was so great, dealers could not 
make a delivery, or, if they did, charged a bonus for doing so. 
A limousine was seen in a coal yard and the chauffeur was en- 
gaged busily in piling sacked briquets into it. The seat cush- 
ions had been removed and the upholstery covered with canvas 

to protect the interior. 

* • * 

J. W. Leavitt to Handle Premier 

P. D. Stubbs, general sales manager of the Premier Motor 
Corporation, reports the biggest week he has ever known since 
he has been in the motor business. The crowning achievement 
of the week, he says, was the closing with the J. W. Leavitt 
Company for the handling of Premier cars out of San Francisco. 
The J. W. Leavitt Company, until recently, handled Overland 
cars in the Pacific Coast territory. Overland sales amounted 
to over 9,000 cars in 1916. Leavitt is building a new home 
in this city, which will contain 45,000 square feet of floor space 
and is said to be one of the finest sales and service building on 
the coast. 

• • • 

New Models of 1917 Empire Here 

Announcement has been made by Carl Christensen, local 

Empire automobile distributor, of the arrival of several of the 

1917 models, which he will have on display in his salesrooms 

during the auto show week. Purchases made during that period 

carry with them the privilege of liberal terms, which Chistensen 

believes will be of general interest to prospective owners. 

» * » 

A First-Class Garage 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 

February 3, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Two-Power Range Motor is Peerless Feature 

The engineering practice utilized in the Peerless two-power 
range design is said to be fascinating to one who will stop to 
grasp the technical principles involved. The well known prac- 
tical advantages of the high speed multiple cylinder motor are 
realized on the road only when the entire car mechanism is so 
designed that a strong, even motor pull is available at all car 
speeds. The Model 56 chassis and the Model 56 eight cylinder 
motor are designed and balanced to bring about this much 
desired condition. With this as a starting point, proper fuel 
supply is furnished to the motor by a two stage carburetor, 
having one set of jets for car speeds up to approximately 45 
miles an hour, and another set that is opened automatically 
when the car advances beyond this speed. 

Chicago Auto Show Opens for Real Business 

Following close upon the heels of the successful New York 
show, the doors of the beautiful Chicago Coliseum opened last 
Saturday upon the second chapter of the annual "feeler" of the 
National Automobile Chamber of Commerce. 

The Chicago show, as may be gathered, is not a duplicate of 
the fashionable affair that is staged in New York. The same 
cars are shown, except that there are more of them, but the at- 
mosphere is dominated by a different spirit — New York is more 
spectacular, Chicago more a brass tack business proposition. 

Motor Truck Competition Hits Railway Freight Haul 

It is now freely predicted that the automobile will in a short 
time cause the abandonment of most of the short railroad 
branch lines. The decline in the business of such lines has been 
considerable in the last few years, all traceable to the increased 
use of motor vehicles. As an instance, it is stated that the sale 
of railroad mileage books has been reduced approximately 
thirty per cent in the last three years. Commenting on this 
situation, W. L. Hughson, president of the Pacific KisselKar 
branch, says : 

"It is costing the railroads more every day to handle freight, 
and, as good highways multiply, the competition of the motor 
truck will prove too much for them. The truck can give far 
superior service in many parts of the country now, for it hauls 
from the very door of the consigner to the very door of the con- 
signee, and saves not only expense but time as well." 

* • # 

Comptroller Says U. S. Needs No License 

Comptroller of the Treasury Walter W. Warwick has ruled 
that the Federal Government has the right to operate motor 
cars anywhere in the country without obtaining licenses for its 
chauffeurs and without buying licenses for the cars. This will 
be particularly broad in effect, since the truck is becoming so 
nearly universal in use for the mail service. 

* * * 

Mulford Reported to Have Left Hudson 

A recent dispatch to local motor dealers states that Ralph 
Mulford has left the Hudson Company to join a Cleveland car 

company with which he is at present negotiating. 

* • • 

Vanderbilt Race May Be Given to East 

The Vanderbilt cup race may be given back to the East. A 
committee has been appointed to consider ways and means of 
bringing this about, and if it can be satisfactorily arranged, the 
race may again be run over a Long Island course. The matter 
first came up for discussion at a luncheon tendered to Dr. H. M. 
Rowe, president of the American Automobile Association, by 
Robert Lee Morrell, president of the metropolitan consulate of 
the A. A. A. Later a committee was appointed to consider the 
possibility of bringing the race East, and to make individual in- 
vestigations concerning conditions which have made it neces- 
sary that the race be held en the Pacific Coast. 

* * * 

Chas. B. Voorhis Joins Nash Motors Company 

Charles B. Voorhis, who has been general sales manager for 
the Oakland Motor Car Company, has resigned to go with the 
Nash Motors Co., Kenosha, Wis. Thomas M. McDearmond. 
assistant sales manager for the Oakland company, is now with 
the George P. Miller Co., Madison, Wis., Oakland dealer. Al. 
Reeke, general sales manager for the Nash Motors Co., will re- 
sign that position to become a distributor for the company. His 
~so r has not been announced. 

California Speedway Association Gets Clear Title on Land 

When the California Speedway Association selected the site 
for its motor racing project some months ago, options and leases 
were obtained from the W. H. Howard estate, owners of the 
land. The organizationstarted to carry out its plans to build at 
San Mateo one of the finest motor racing speedways in Amer- 
ica. Subsequently the corporation commission of the State de- 
manded a clear title to the proposed speedway properties be- 
fore proceeding further. This necessitated a new search of 
title through the records cf San Mateo County. The records 
were searched back prior to the year of 1884, which showed a 
clear title of the land to the W. H. Howard Estate. With this 
final obstacle put out of the way recently, Nat T. Messer, act- 
ing president ofthe association, states that many developments 
will be started in the next few weeks. 

"Do you sit up for >our husband?" "No; I am an early 

riser and am always up in time to greet him." — Detroit Free 

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San Francisco News Letter 

February 3, 1917 


"Why Men Fight." 

"Why Men Fight" is at once a summing-up of Mr. Bertrand 
Russell's philosophic point of view and an analysis of the hu- 
man causes of war; and it points out little less than a new way 
of life for the individual and for society. Needless to say, Mr. 
Russell's pacificism is of a very active kind; there is nothing 
negative about it. He believes that the only way to prevent 
war is to bring against it counter-impulses not less ardent and 
instinctive, but in line with the creative and purposive tenden- 
cies of life. This is the theme of "Why Men Fight;" and in 
the light of this theme Mr. Russell analyzes such social ques- 
tions as marriage, the State, education and religion, concluding 
with a practical discussion of what each one can do to forward 
the creative tendencies and check the destructive tendencies of 
life. "Why Men Fight" combines a psychological realism 
with a religious warmth, appealing equally to the head and to 
the heart. The author is a grandson of Lord John Russell, for- 
mer Premier of Great Britain, and is heir to the present Earl 
Russell. Until recently he held a lectureship at Trinity Col- 
lege, Cambridge. He is one of the most celebrated of living 
mathematicians. His previous publications include : Principles 
of Mathematics, Problems of Philosophy, and Our Knowledge 
of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Phil- 

$1.50 net. The Century Co., New York. 

* * * 

"Succeeding With What You Have." 

Charles M. Schwab, the steel magnate, indirectly reveals the 
secret of his success and describes the inner workings of the 
Bethlehem steel plant, the greatest in the world. Mr. Schwab, 
who has no faith in super-geniuses, is of the opinion that there 
is more opportunity to rise in America than ever before, and he 
drives home his point with some rather surprising stories of 
his own employees. In addition, he discusses the merits and 
demerits of a college education in business, tells about the 
profit-sharing system at Bethlehem, swaps yarns about An- 
drew Carnegie, Captain Bill Jones and other famed iron-mas- 
ters, and explains how he goes about selecting men for import- 
ant "posts. Captains of industry in America, according to Mr. 
Schwab, are not hunting money ; they are seeking brains — 
specialized brains — and faithful, loyal service, for brains are 
needed to carry out the plans of those who furnish capital. 

Mr. Schwab urges the further extension of the profit-sharing 
system throughout the world of commerce, and he thinks it can 
be made to work good for both employer and employee in most 
businesses. He tells of a banker who maintained that while 
the system might do for a steel plant, it could not, in the nature 
of things, be fitted into the banking business. Mr. Schwab 
says he planned a profit-sharing system for the bank, and saw 
it work and extended to other banks. 

Price, 50 cents net. Th^ Century Company, New York. 

* * * 


A collection of stories by Edith Wharton, several of which 
are already familiar to magazine readers. "Xindu." the title 
story, "Autres Temps," "The Long Run," "The Triumph of 
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Here is Some Fashion News. 

Grace Margaret Gould, fashion editor of the Woman's Home 
Companion, says in the February issue : "The latest umbrella 
shows a tiny watch in the strap handle. The conservative um- 
brella is disappearing. Colored umbrellas are the vogue, and 
the leather strap handle the height of style and convenience. 
The newest umbrellas are seen either with leather strap han- 
dles or white flat handles just touched with the color of the um- 
brella. Purple is the favorite shade, though green, navy and 
burgundy are also used. Many novelty umbrellas show a 

striped border. 

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From cover to cover you will find this issue of The American 
Magazine crammed with entertaining and valuable material. 
George Ade, the famous Hoosier humorist, leads the way by 
telling how it feels to be fifty. He calls his wonderful article 
"Looking Back from Fifty." Then the article about P. D. and 
J. O. Armour, the Chicago packers, is filled with business wis- 
dom and startling incidents. "When Success Hung in the Bal- 
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Regulate Your Weight" is told by a well known physician. The 
fiction is composed of stories by Olive Higgins Prouty, Noble 
May, and others. 

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Vice is almost as prevalent as is advice regarding its 


The "Toddle" hatched from the "toddy" is the latest 

popular dance. 

The Kaiser has passed his fifty-eighth birthday. He is 

old enough to know better. 

Has the Roosevelt roar of battle been downed by the 

howls of the Dogs of War? 

Old Subscriber asks why money in hand does not last 

longer. He should ask his wife. 

The president will be too starved to fight if he lives long 

on that twenty-five cent a day diet. 

Considering the number of stones that are cast at the 

Magdalens, we must be a sinless lot. 

The German Crown Prince has been promoted. Pre- 
sumably for not getting a worse drubbing at Verdun. 

From present indications, we shall find more comfort in 

the European war when we gather at the post mortem. 

Permit us to suggest that after Market street is burdened 

with two more car tracks its name be changed to Clutter street. 

The press announces that a reinforced police force is to 

keep the Tenderloin lid down. Better have it a reinforced lid, 

Fifteen thousand autos spun down the Peninsula last 

Sunday in the warmth of an ideal spring day. Some going 

The Kaiser announces that henceforth it is "Peace by 

the Sword." Evidently the big Krupp guns have argued with- 
out avail. 

The committee of :ivic duty plans to add 200,000 votes 

to local registration. Apparently Duty intends to say something 
at the next election. 

The public wants a clean city; but such a condition can- 
not be made permanent so long as the police prefer that the 
community be dirty. 

Library figures show that Oakland reads more "non-fic- 
tion" books than any average sized city in the U. S. A. Evi- 
dently the Oaklanders confine themselves to books that do not 
mention the Los Angeles claims on its population. 

German food supplies are reported short, but they ap- 
pear ample to maintain that country in stirring up new trouble 
to spice the situation. 

Mexico announces that she will keep strict neutrality in 

the U. S. A.-German situation. Mexico can be trusted in this 
instance, but how about Villa? 

Chasing vampires and running a movie vice campaign 

have become stale, flat and unprofitable in the local dailies 
since the break with Germany. 

"New Things that Every Woman Ought to Know" heads 

a long article in a local daily. Every woman has forgotten 
more than that scribe ever knew. 

Lawyers are to hold a conference and try to find out the 

reason for the law's delays. That's like a burglar's convention 
to discover the reason houses are robbed. 

The 167 residents of Napa City are reported to be mak- 
ing huge preparations against war. Cut loose, Napa : where 
there's a will there's always a contest in California. 

Lake County Indians are starving, and the government 

and the county authorities are quarreling over who should take 
care of them. Passing the buck — and the squaw, too. 

-Our raciest fiction just now is being turned out by the 

home guard special war correspondents who dish up stories 
rivaling the hallucinations of Jules Verne's wildest dreams. 

Supervisor Andrew Gallagher has denied the recent re- 
port that he was to be appointed on the Harbor Commission 
board. The announcement warped his temper, but he was 

If the Rominger liquor bill passes, the saloon keepers 

who are responsible for the conditions that brought it about 
will have plenty of time to reflect on the old fable about killing 
the goose that laid the golden egg. 

The Resartus Club of Stanford has agreed on the design 

of a two-piece uniform dress to be worn by students — that is, 
by women students. One can easily lead a pretty co-ed to a 
uniform; but can one make her wear it? 

Los Angeles legislator wants a bill passed compelling 

all eligible citizens to vote, under the penalty of a two dollar 
fine. As profanity is unseemly, also dangerous, with this vice 
crusade going on, we will refrain from comment. 

Commissioner Roche advocates cafes where sober, re- 
spectable people may get a drink or two. But there he is up 
against the reformer, who is blindly and ignorantly convinced 
that whoever drinks cannot be sober and respectable. 

Local newspaper account of a millionaire's injuries in 

an automobile accident says that he received cuts about the 
hands and face, but consolingly adds : "They will not be perma- 
nent." It is cheering to know that plutocrats heal just like or- 
dinary people. 


A Just Campaign for 
New Labor Laws. 

Two bills of unusual importance to 
the healthy industrial development 
of California have just been intro- 
duced into the State legislature : one 
by Senator Brainerd in the Senate prohibiting sympathetic 
strikes and secondary boycotts, and the other by Assemblyman 
Goetting in the Assembly covering mediation in case of labor 
strikes when public utilities are affected. Both bills are funda- 
mental in character, and act as relief vents in occasions when 
such strikes pass the line of fair play and open discussion, and 
lapse into boycotts and savage reprisals on property and human 
being. The local Chamber of Commerce is backing them with 
that spirit of fair play and industrial freedom which marked 
the course of that organization under President Koster when it 
stopped the vicious picketing in labor strikes in this city on an 
appeal to the judgment of the 
voters of this city through the 

The new anti-boycott bill pro- 
hibits secondary strikes and sec- 
ondary boycotts. The right of 
employees to strike or to main- 
tain a primary boycott to enforce 
their demands is not interfered 
with. Secondary boycott and 
the sympathetic strike are tabu 
and regarded unlawful so as to 
protect independent labor from 
vicious attacks. A hard and fast 
line of distinction is here drawn 
between direct strikes and sym- 
pathetic strikes and the primary 
and secondary boycotts. The 
distinction is in the fact that in 
the second instances labor goes 
outside its strike zone to drag in 
others not prime parties in the 
contest. Every right is preserved 
for labor acting for its members, 
but these members must act 
within their lawful field and not 
intimidate or coerce others while 
pressing their strike claims. Such 
efforts crosses the line into the 
secondary boycott, a boycott de- 
clared illegal by the English 
courts and most of our State 
courts. This secondary boycott 
develops abuse, paralysis of 
business, and from it there is no 
remedy under the present law. 
Hence the Brainerd bill. The 
purpose of the California media- 
tion act in the assembly is designed to prevent lockouts in any 
California utility, telegraph, telephone, railroad, power, and 
so forth, so that the regular life and habits of the public 
shall not be suddenly disturbed or disarranged by a sudden 
strike by a combination of labor as was illustrated by the threat 
of the great railroad strike in the East. This act does not deny 
the right of labor to strike : it merely suspends the right during 
the time of investigation. A mediation board is appointed to 
reconcile, if possible, the differences between the parties. The 
basic principle of the act is that public opinion must prevail. 
The American Federation of Labor naturally denounces such 
acts for the just protection of the public, and declares against 
compulsory mediation. Such acts must inevitably come, else 
what shall become of the States and the nation? The time is 
come to decide whether the Labor Party or the People shall 
rule the country. 


The Prohibitionists 


Henn oangon, who won tho first prize by his drawing of a soldier carv- 
ing a figure of Victory, belongs to the French field-telegraph service. 

Drys Strike at 
Freedom of Press. 

are growing 
more doggedly persistent to wipe 
liquor off the map of' this country, 
no matter what the consequence 

may be to the large number of people who think otherwise. 

Apparently their zeal in this instance is a recrudescence of the 

intolerant spirit that framed the notorious blue laws in the 
bigoted days of early Massachusetts. In the introduction of 
the Bankhead bill in the Senate, and the imminence of it, or the 
Randall bill, in the House, they have shifted the fight between 
the forces of intolerance and the forces of human freedom. 
Their new point of attack strikes at the very heart of the free- 
dom of the press of this country. The two Congressional meas- 
ures mentioned above design to deny the use of the U. S. mails 
to any newspaper, magazine or other publication going into 
either prohibition States or local option counties and carrying 
any advertisement, or, it may be, of any medicine containing 
a substantial amount of alcohol. For some time past the Anti- 
Saloon League has been working actively along this salient 
angle in hopes of making an entering wedge into national wet 
territory through the official branches of the government. If 

these Dry Saints succeed in this 
full front attack of driving 
liquor and medicine advertise- 
ments out of all publications go- 
ing through the mails to sub- 
scribers, it will pave the way for 
"pecking" away more of the 
people's rights by these surviv- 
ors of ancient blue law zealots. 
Give them an entering wedge re- 
garding what shall "not appear" 
in the newspapers and magazines 
of this country, and they will out- 
censor the most rabid censor en- 
gaged in the European war. 
Books will come next under their 
anathema. The voters of this 
country should awake to the in- 
sidious action of these dreamers 
who can conceive no tolerance of 
a man whose ideas differ with 
them. The founders of this gov- 
ernment gave a broad and noble 
constitution to the people that 
were to live under it. based on 
the inalienable rights of a free 
people, and we are still entitled 
to those rights. Write to your 
Congressman and demand of him 
that he shall use all his influence 
to defeat the Randall or any bill 
of a similar character. 

Shall the City Cemeteries 
Be Removed. 

The usual vigorous contest is 
underway in the legislature over 
the removal of bodies from cer- 
tain pioneer cemeteries in San Francisco, which, with the years, 
have been thickly surrounded with buildings. Their days of 
usefulness passed many decades ago, and now a number of fine 
questions are being raised ever the demands of their removal. A 
bill to this effect has been introduced in the legislature, and 
the cemetery protection organization, backed by large numbers 
of prominent women, the Outdoor Art League and others, are 
resolutely fighting it. The women's organization declares that 
the new bill affects every cemetery in the State. If this be true, 
it is time that other cemetery organizations get busy and inves- 
igate what their plans will be under the circumstances. In San 
Francisco the contest seems to swing between Idealism and 
Utilitarism. The women's organization urges that the cemeter- 
ies should be preserved out of respect for the dead, whose bod- 
ies were reduced to dust many years ago, and that the acreages 
should be transformed into public parks and beautified for the 
benefit of the city. The opposition, composed chiefly of the 
boards of directors of the several burial grounds in question, 
certain real estate men and politicians, are trying to force 
through the necessary laws to remove the bodies to outside 
grounds on a fair basis of expense. They propose to cut streets 
through the location and cover it with buildings. The backers 
of the new cemetery bill believe they have covered every point 

February 10, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

that will lead to victory in the courts where the usual appeals, 
of course, will be taken. Madame L. A. Sorbier, president of 
the Cemetery Protective organization, is equally confident that 
the position of that militant body is assuredly safeguarded by 
the laws of California formulated in the '50's regarding the 
care and preservation of cemeteries. 


The European war turned a sharp angle when the Kaiser an- 
nounced his new plan of blockading the United Kingdom with 
U-submarines and warning neutral nations that they were tak- 
ing dangerous chances in attempting to reach ports in the British 
Isles. Austro-Hungary stands with Germany in this declara- 
tion. President Wilson met the issue squarely and warned 
Germany that it would be held responsible for any American 
lives lost under the international agreement of the rights of 
neutral nations. At this date it seems that the worst, from a 
war view-point, that could happen, should a German U-boat 
sink an American vessel and destroy American lives, would 
be a declaration of war against Germany. That would not 
mean actual conflict with German forces, but rather a recog- 
nized state of war. The United States would not contemplate 
sending troops or naval vessels abroad. Preparedness, though, 
would be in full swing and to an extraordinary degree. Very 
likely efforts will be made to call out and drill at least 500,000 
men and discipline them in camp, maneuvers and mimic war- 
fare under regular army officers. Efforts will be made also to 
prime the army and navy to the nth degree in Preparedness and 
maintained for a time. In fact, these changes are now quietly 
in the making. Business will go on as usual in this country. 

This sudden change of the Kaiser, after the failure of his ef- 
forts to bring about peace with the entente nations, would seem 
to indicate that Germany is being hard pressed for food and 
military materials, a situation chiefly brought about by the 
blockade of German ports by the English fleet. The U-sub- 
marine is apparently his last trump card, and he is forced to use 
it under the present exigencies, even at the chance of offending 
the United States, a country which, with Spain and the Pope, 
he has always regarded as his best instruments in bringing 
about peace with his enemies. The submarines of Germany 
have already proved to be extremely destructive to English 
shipping, but they have failed to stop British traffic in the 
north seas zone. The new campaign of U-boats may increase 
the destruction of the number of vessels bringing food and 
military materials to England, but the English navy will, of 
course, meet the new situation and strive its best to cut down 
the attempted destruction by U-boats. Germany has cast the 
die, and her military and naval boards must meet the situation 
as best they may. Germany's attitude in this new field of strife 
by her is significant of important changes in the European situa- 
tion, and several military critics augur that the war will end with 
the close of next summer. 

The scene was a ball held at the Army and Navy Club 

(in the Philippines, for instance), and during a dance the string 
of a fair widow's necklace broke. Some pearls fell to the ground 
and some slipped down her back. Hastily her partner gathered 
up all he could find on the floor, and seeing how few they were. 
ahe begged him to attempt to recover the gems that had rolled 
elsewhere. "Oh!" she cried, wriggling as his hand squeezed its 
way down, "it does tickle so." "I'm sorry, but I think I've just 
got one." "No, no! You are only sending them further down. 
Oh, dear!" and she twisted herself away from him. "Now try 
once more," she said. Blushing crimson, he explained : "You 
know you are making me feel like a perfect ass." "Never mind 
that," said the fair widow, "the stones are what I require." 
But it was not until she arrived home that she got them. 

Children are having great fun in the mornings and after- 
noons learning to skate on '.he wide expanse of ice at the Winter 
Garden, Pierce street, America's largest and finest ice rink. El- 
der people find that skating is an excellent form of exercise to 
take several times a week to keep one in good physical condi- 

*^l«f TOWN 


"Quick, hand me that satchel!" yelled the physician, "a 

man has just telephoned me in a dying voice that he couldn't 
live without me." "Wait," declared his wife, who had taken 
up the receiver, 'that call is for Edith." — Punch Bowl. 

San Rafael is facing the common fate. Mayor S. K. 

Herzog spent thirty happy years in the meat business be- 
fore he dropped into the aching trade of being a Mayor of one 
of the most attractive suburban towns in California. As a but- 
cher he enjoyed his colorful surroundings and a fair percentage 
of profits ; as a Mayor he is filled with a grouch, the high cost 
of living. He is after the scalp of the "wholesale butchers," 
and insists that those who wax fat over profits in his bailiwick 
reduce the price of their meats by about 40 per cent. He de- 
clares that his fellow townsmen are being royally gouged by 
the meat trust So pipe we all. He goes into a long disserta- 
tation illustrating how householders are being mulcted by the 
vampire wholesalers. Early in the season those Forty Thieves 
put up a job to reduce the price of beef on the hoof. By a 
thimble-ribbing process a report was circulated among the 
raisers of cattle that the price of meat was going to be hacked. 
Raisers became nervous, and many of them accepted the lower 
prices named by the beef ring. When these bunch cattle had 
been corralled by the trust, the price of retail beef began to rise 
till it reached a level where housewives began to scream for 
help. Herzog claims that the combination of wholesale but- 
cher villainies is a delicate organization, as it costs them 25 
cents to feed a steer daily in San Francisco. If householders 
could be organized to boycott the buying of meat by even one- 
half, the wholesalers would fall into a predicament and pressed 
to make concessions in price. 

Evidently there is widespread dissent by married wo- 
men against the dictum of Judge Graham of the divorce court 
that married men could avoid most of the matrimonial wrangles 
if they would kiss their wives frequently, with ornamentations 
that implied that they really felt the spirit of the occasion. He 
gave no practical illustrations of how this feat should be ac- 
complished, but left it to the imagination of the particular hus- 
band involved. Movie picture illustrations with phonograph 
attachments would have aided the most dubious husbands to 
visualize their part. According to the records of the court, a 
sarcastic reply from one of these protesting wives was as fol- 
lows : 

Kiss Him! What! 
When Henry comes home at half-past two 

(Henry, my darling hubby). 
From spending the night in cards and brew, 

(Down at his cozy clubby). 
And drops with a thump o'er seven chairs, 

(He's never been known to miss 'em), 
What should I do when he comes up stairs? 
Jump on his neck and kiss him! 
— Not on your life, Solomon! 

A new Joan of Arc has come to town — in overalls. She 

is not one of San Francisco's cafe odalisques fleeing in disguise 
from the vice crusade. In faith, the woman is an Oaklander, 
which is proved by the fact that she has a patent Oakland idea, 
the quest of the swat that will lay low the high cost of living. 
This woman, she prefers incognito for obvious reasons, carries 
the swat in her overalls' pocket; the swat is in the seeds, or 
rather the seeds are in the swat, which she proposes to sow in 
the side streets and vacant lots of Oakland. Of course, all ripe 
grown Oaklanders will not recognize any change in the aspect 
of the side streets when these crops mature. More than 100 
lots have been sowed in hamburg steaks, frankfurters, scram- 
bled eggs, noodles, raviola, gefilter fish and katzenjammer. If 
the high cost of living doesn't take to the tall timber when this 
crop pokes from the earth there's a hoodoo on Oakland, and 
the new Joan of the overalls, and she had better shift her lofty 
aspirations to leading one of Oakland's church choirs. 

According to local records, there are fewer marriages 

each year since 1912. And 1916 a Leap Year! Girls, have you 
lost your nerve ? 

San Francisco News Letter 

February 10, 1917 

War Heroics. 

One of the interesting sub-rosa events of the week, which 
shows the temper of the •smart set, is the discussion among Bur- 
lingame women of the part they will play if war is actually 
declared. Many of them have, through European 
and residence, a first hand knowledge of what opportunities 
the terrible conflict has offered women, and while they realize 
that in the event of an acute declaration of war our part will 
be very different from that of the belligerent nations, neverthe- 
less we will be called upon to exert some of the heroic qualities 
which the women of Europe are now showing in such superla- 
tive degree. Whatever strides the "peace at any price" propa- 
ganda may have made in ether directions, there is no doubt that 
it has never touched the environs of Burlingame, for there 
a pacificist is as rare as a real nightingale's nest in a department 

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Women Rivals. 

One hears nothing of the patter of the pacificists, but much of 
what this man or that woman could do in the event of war, and 
already among the women there is an underlying spirit of rivalry 
over to whom shall fall the glory of doing the first definite act — 
whether it be in the line of red cross work or in the establish- 
ment of stations for raising units of men. Nowhere but in the 
smart set is war talk so fortissimo, and one wonders whether 
they would really transmute all this talk into actual deeds of 
valor. Mrs. Will Crocker and Mrs. Francis Carolan, who have 
done so much for the Allied cause, are the women on whom the 
mantle of leadership would fall in the organization of work, 
end many of the more h.;ctic and undisciplined sort have al- 
ready tried to urge them into action, but both these women are 
too sensible to start any public work until "the overt act" is 

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Heine Von Schroeder Resigns. 

As a marker of the fact that feeling has climbed up another 
notch is the effort that is being made to keep quiet the news 
that Heine von Schroeder has resigned from the pageant of the 
Mardi Gras. He was to be one of the Russian cavaliers in the 
court of Queen Mary (Mrs. Talbot Walker), but the other day 
he sent in his resignation to the committee, giving some ubiqui- 
tous excuse, used from time immemorial to square up with the 
exigencies of politeness — something about the "press of other 
business," or something equally unconvincing, but useful in the 
way of an excuse. 

But the fact of the matter is known to all those on the inside 
— the young man felt that the anti-German feeling in that set 
which ever since his father enlisted with the Fatherland has ex- 
pressed itself against him, might reach a climax which would 
make '"t disagreeable for every one. 

He decided to get out of an awkward situation before it be- 
came such a tight squeeze that some one's feelings would get 
caught in the jam, and could not be extricated without a public 

Whereupon he displayed an astuteness which most highly 
recommends him. And from now on the published list of those 
in the royal court of the Mardi Gras will not contain the highly 
aristocratic name of Von Schroeder. 
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Smart Set Capitulates to Cops. 

Apropos of the Mardi Gras, the society women who manage it 
have a very warm spot in their hearts for the Police force of 
the town. The mention of a "cop" brings forth a dazzling smile 
from any of them. Well it may, for when the committee found 
that there would be insurmountable difficulties in the way of 
giving the ball at the Palace this year, they bethought them- 
selves of the Auditorium as the proper place for the setting of 
the ball. 

But they found that the police force had engaged it for that 
night, and that they had preparations in full swing for a ball of 

their own. However, the women followed the ancient adage of 
telling their troubles to a policeman, and the force unanimously 
decided to give way for the ladies and to postpone their ball. 
But there was still an insurmountable difficulty in the way. The 
automobile show could not be out of the auditorium in time to 
permit the elaborate decorations of the Mardi Gras ball, and 
so the women decided to build an annex to the St. Francis to 
house their festivities for the night. But they are none the less 
grateful to the policemen for giving way to needs of the little 
sick children who benefit by the Mardi Gras ball. 
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Wedding Festivities Curtailed. 

The marriage of Ruth Zeile and Corbett Moody on Tuesday 
night was a quiet family affair, owing to the death of the bride's 
grandmother, Mrs. Henriette Zeile, who had planned an elabo- 
rate wedding for her granddaughter. While Mrs. Zeile had not 
been strong for some time, her illness was not regarded as 
serious until several days before the end came, and her death 
has therefore been a great shock to her relatives and friends. 

The family connections ramify into many of the socially im- 
portant families, but in few instances is the relationship close 
enough to entail a period of mourning. The E. W. Hopkins 
family, for example, is not accepting any invitations this week, 
but they will not withdraw from society after that brief period, 
which is fortunate for the smart set, which could not well spare 
the Mesdames Fred McNear, Gus and Will Taylor and Chee- 
ver Cowdin from its ranks for any span of time, as they furnish 
much of the color of the smart set. Mrs. E. W. Hopkins' sister 
married Fred Zeile, and died while her daughters were still 
young, so Marion and Ruth Zeile have been more like sisters 
than cousins to the Hopkins girls. 

The young people who were to have been attendants at 
the wedding were present at the quiet ceremony, but did not 
officiate in the picturesque roles and costumes originally de- 
signed for the occasion. Honolulu is the Mecca of these newly- 
weds, and on their return they will occupy a house down the pe- 
ninsula way which is in entire readiness for them. 
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Athletic Club History. 

The directors of the Woman's Athletic Club find themselves 
in the enviable position of considering ways and means to de- 
crease the demand for membership instead of facing the pre- 
dicted difficulty of constant fishing expeditions for members. 
When the idea was "a borning" three years ago in the imagina- 
tion of two or three people the most valiant of these dreamers 
never dared to play along with the ideal of super-success — it 
seemed almost like tempting Fate for a rebuff! 

Miss Roberta Deal, who first suggested an athletic club to 
the women of San Francisco, found her first ally in Mrs. James 
Ellis Tucker, who for a long time was the only woman of im- 
portance in the community who saw the possibilities of the 
venture. Finally Mrs. Horace Pillsbury became interested and 
galvanized the tepid enthusiasm of some of her friends into an 
ardent desire to see the thing through, and the board of direc- 
tors, of which Mrs. Pillsbury is president, set itself energeti- 
cally to the task of proving that women could finance on a 
sound basis so formidable an undertaking as building and 
equipping and running an athletic club. 

Many women who were asked to become charter members at 
an initiation fee of $25 had not sufficient faith in the undertak- 
ing to back it to that extent, and it is naturally with much grati- 
fication that the directors are now banking $100 from some of 
these same doubters, and are putting others on the waiting list. 
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A Test in Democracy. 

The club will be a splendid test of the democracy of women, 
for it is as representative in membership as the Olympic Club. 
Burlingame is represented practically en masse. The profes- 
sional women in the more gainful occupations — women doctors, 




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lawyers, highly paid executives, in fact all those who do not 
find the dues of $5 a month and the attendant expenses out of 
proportion to their salaries, are largely represented; club- 
women with more civic than social prestige ; women of all faiths 
and bank accounts have joined, and under one roof will make a 
fine test of the democratization of the spirit of womankind. 
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Stringent By-laws. 

Meantime, there is some dissatisfaction with the by-laws, 
which are sufficiently taut to restrict the hospitable inclinations 
of members to the breaking point. For example, a member is 
privileged to entertain at luncheon the same guest but twice 
during the year. Many of the members feel that this and other 
restrictions are unnecessarily rigid, but the directors maintain 
that they have thrashed out the subject thoroughly and have 
agreed that these rules will be disciplinary and effective in the 
first year of the organization, and will prevent those abuses of 
privileges, and that by the time the members are trained and 
disciplined to this gait the rules may be relaxed without any 
fear of abuses. The by-laws are sufficiently flexible to permit 
of change, but the directors are inflexible in their determination 
to run the club on the lines they have laid down — at least for a 
few months. 

And while there is a difference of opinion among the mem- 
bership about the wisdom and justice of some of these restric- 
tions, there is no unpleasant feeling. In point of fact, every one 
is so happy over the successful launching of the club and its 
promise of filling a long-felt want in the community of women 
that no one would have the bad taste or temerity to start a ruc- 
tion over anything now. Much deserved praise is given Mrs. 
Horace Pillsbury for the way she has engineered the financing 
cf this undertaking, as well as the manner in which she has kept 
the interest of the board flaming during the three years that the 
club has been building. 

The grand ball of the Knights of Columbus of San Fran- 
cisco, Council No. 615, to be given at the Palace Hotel on the 
evening of February 14th, St. Valentine eve, is expected to 
prove one of the most brilliant and enjoyable affairs ever held 
at the Palace. Every inch of ball-room space at the hotel has 
been engaged by the Knights for the evening. Dinner parties 
given by officers and members of the executive committee of 
San Francisco Council wili precede the ball. 
© © © 

Dr. Langley Porter was a recent dinner host at Hotel Oak- 
land, entertaining Mrs. Porter, Miss Louise Porter, Miss Annie 
Porter, Mrs. Lawrence and Dr. Dudley Smith. 
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Among those who have taken up their residence at Hotel 
Oakland and will remain for the winter months are: Mr. and 
Mrs. B. H. Canfield, Cleveland; 0. B. B. Brooks and family. 
Casper, Wyo. ; J. E. Cimmerer and wife, L. B. Hughes, Sacra- 
mento; Jas. E. Smith, Sacramento; Mr. and Mrs. James L. Lom- 
bard, Piedmont; Nolan Leary, New York; Ralph W. Fiege and 
wife, Napa Soda Springs; J. E. Hartman and wife, New York. 
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Mr. and Mrs. James Lombard, of Piedmont, who have just 
finished an extended tour through the East, have returned and 
taken apartments at the Hotel Oakland for an indefinite period. 

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Boxes for the Mardi Gras ball and pageant on February 20th 
at the St. Francis Hotel are being reserved most eagerly this 
year. And quite so, for society is looking forward to one of 
the most wonderful functions of the entire season and the 
greatest of all Mardi Gras celebrations. Mrs. George E. Cam- 
eron is in charge of the box reservations. They can b<- 
at the news-stand, St. Francis Hotel, at all hours or by telephon- 
ing Mrs. Cameron, West 315. The list of boxholders to date 
ollows: D. C. Jackling, M. H. de Young, Henry T. Scott. 
;e M. Pope, Cyrus Walker, E. W. Hopkins, C. T. Crocker. 
E, R. Easterbrook, Talbot Walker, C. T. Harris. Edson Adams. 
Eucrene Lent, Mrs. Irwin. F. C. Drew, Mrs. William Guff. M. 
R. McAllister, Webster Jones. D. T. Murphy. Russell Wilson. 
Charles T. Clark. George Newhall, Herbert Fleishacker, E. S. 
Heller, James L. Flood, Frank Anderson, Charles Joselyn. Fred 
Talbot. Philip Wales. Bunker Vincent, William Henshaw. 
Mrs. William Duncan. Mrs. Bertha Welch. Mrs. 
Arthur Goodfellow. Henrv Breeden. A. T. Hotaling. Jr.. Mrs. 
William Thomas, Mrs. Andrew Welch, Mrs. Fred Kohl. Helen 

Hecht, William Freese, Mrs. George Howard, Mrs. R. T. 
Schwerin, Mrs. J. T. Lyman. 

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William Sproule hurried East this week to join Mrs. Sproule, 
who is seriously ill at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 
where she is to undergo an operation. Mr. Sproule will remain 
with his wife till she is well along in recovery. 
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Francis K. Bret Harte, son of Bret Harte, founder of Over- 
land Monthly, is seriously ill in France, according to his son, 
who is now a resident of this city. Francis K. has spent the 
larger part of his life visiting the most attractive places on the 
Continent. When the war broke out he hastened to Switzer- 
land, and has remained there most of the time, punctuated with 
visits in Rome and Paris. His continental address is 41 Bou- 
levard Haussmann, Paris, France. 


Amadee Joullin, one of the most celebrated of California art- 
ists, and with a range of staunch friends reaching from Cali- 
fornia to Paris, passed away, this week, at his home in Downey 
street, after a six weeks' illness. For thirty years he was a 
leading spirit in the Bohemian Club, and took part in many 
Grove plays. 

He was born in this city 55 years ago. Very early in life 
he demonstrated an eagerness to draw pictures. His talent 
was recognized, and his parents gave him every opportunity to 
cultivate his ambition. His first teacher was Jules Tavemier, 
one of the best known pioneer artists. Later, young Joullin 
went to Paris and studied in the Julien Academy under such 
thorough masters as Bougereau and Jules Lefebre. Twice he 
exhibited in the Paris salon and twice he was decorated by the 
Academy of France, which bestowed on him the Palms of the 
Academy, and the Office of the Academy, both high honors. 
On his return to this country he spent a period in the South- 
west, spending most of his time in painting Indian figures in 
native pursuits. In these subjects he was extraordinarily suc- 
cessful, and these canvases have come to be regarded as among 
the best in this line. His Indian weaver is considered a master- 
piece. In later life he selected the picturesque landscapes and 
sand-dunes in San Mateo and Monterey Counties. Surviving 
him is a widow, Mrs. Lucile Joullin, also an artist, and a son, 
Emile Joullin, a violinist. 

William A. Bissell, the chief traffic official of the Santa Fe 
Railroad on this coast since 1887, and the son of the late Wil- 
liam Bissell of Montpelier. Vt, prominent in the history of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church as a New England bishop, died 
suddenly this week from heart trouble at his residence in Ala- 
meda. The news of Mr. Bissell's death came as a great shock 
to his associates in the Santa Fe offices, as well as to the local 
lailway world for he was at his post of duty last Saturday 
apparently in good health. In the later years of his life Mr. 
Bissell became largely interested in California lands and in 
fuel oil properties in Mexico, and is said to leave to his widow 
and children a valuable estate. 

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By Henry McDonald Spencer 


I shall have to add another to my harem — don't raise your 
eyebrows — purely in a vaudeville sense. Fanny Brice has long 
reigned as my favorite lady entertainer in "one", but now I 
must add the Farber Girls, especially Miss Constance, the 
smaller of the two. She certainly has that precious possession 
which Eva Tanguay boasts of but didn't show me, to wit: Per- 
sonality. Miss Constance, I shall call her Conny, for somehow 
Constance sounds like a large, lymphatic blonde, expresses her 
unique self in the vis comica so simply and so easily that you 
are apt to underestimate her artistic ability and regard her 
work as purely natural. 

When any one tells me that a stage performer is natural, 
either my informant does not realize the significance of the 
word, or else the performer has no business on the stage. If 
we are looking for nature, why go to the theatre? Why not 
walk down Market street? At best, Nature is a bungling and 
third-rate artist, and for untold centuries we have been trying 
to get away from her and improve on her work — transvaluing 
her crude values in the alchemy of art. 

A friend of mine, Ed. Simmons, who painted some of the 
murals at the Fair and who is a member of "The Society of 
Ten"— painters — remarked one night when we were sitting at a 
campfire : "Look at those sparks ascending. Are they not much 
more beautiful than the stars?" Simmy was no bromide. 

This may sound rather dragged in by the heels, as it were, 
but if you were paid by the word for dramatic criticism, and 
there was no drama to criticise, you would have another opinion. 

To return to the Farbers : They, too, may week-end any time 
they choose at my country estate, for they are the two most in- 
teresting and entertaining young ladies — with the exception of 
Fanny Brice— who have appeared at the Orpheum during the 
past twelve months. 

And with the exception of one other, the bill itself is the 
most entertaining in a like period. 

Lovely Chilson-Ohrman sang a number of operatic selections 
in a beautiful soprano which is as true as steel. Even I, 
whom the Ex-Leading Lady says judges music by the eye, 
recognized that the lady was never off key, and if anything was 
sharp rather than flat. In addition to her voice, the singer is 
exceptionally pleasing in appearance, although she struck me 
as fighting fat and looks a little drawn in the face as compared 
to her last appearance here. 

Another headliner — they are all of headline capacity this 
week — is George Nash and Co. in "The Unexpected". To be 
sure, the end is no longer unexpected, as the play has been 
done before, and the same device has been used in other 
sketches, but the acting is most excellent, and we had the plea- 
sure of being introduced to a lovely young lady and competent 
actress, Miss Julia Fay. I would suggest that the Alcazar nab 
her for leading lady when it returns to drama. 

The other new sketch, "Since the Days of '61", gives the 
military touch appropriate, and is a good complement of the 
hold-over, "Surgeon Louder, U. S. A.,", which stood up well in 
a second rendering. The newcomer, however, is inclined to 
sag a little in the middle, and on that account is perhaps the 
weakest of this excellent bill. 

Aileen Stanley, billed as "The Girl with the Personality", 
did not, it is true, show much in this line, as she had the in- 
comparable Conny Farber to fight against. But Miss Stanley 
is a very handsome young woman, and had some good, new 
songs and was very pleasing in spite of having that dreaded 
place on the bill — the opening. 

As Elsie Pilcer and Dudley Douglas were demoted from their 
proud position as chief headliners, they appeared to gain 
strength when viewed as an ordinary act. They are certainly 
away ahead of the ordinary. So much for comparisons, which 
my mother told me are odious. I did not wait for Odiva again, 

but was more than satisfied with the seven excellent acts, and 

went home in a fine humor. 

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There are twenty-nine girls to four men on the bill this week 
at Pantages, including one extra number; but none is prettier 
than the four French girls who constitute the Portia Sisters. 
This is an acrobatic act with Gallic loveliness in all sorts of im- 
possible postures interspersed with delicious broken English and 
a most atrocious attempt at singing "Tipperary". The latter 
is so bad as to be almost funny. Otherwise the act shows the 
European finish and conscientious desire to please, which, alas, 
all of our native performers do not possess. 

The Melvilles supplied the boy and girl act, and are both 
young, comely people with sweet, fresh voices. 

One of the "Three Symphony Maids", names not given on 
the programme, is distinguished by a most aristocratic carriage 
and refined manner. She also sang acceptably. 

The sketch was presented by Chisholm and Breen in "A Shop 
Girl's Romance", which was well played and made a most 
agreeable impression. 

I am afraid that my commendation must end here, as the ex- 
tra number was rather amateurish; while "The Courtroom 
Girls", the musical tab, lacked both punch and pulchritude. The 
idea of playing a suffragette court and trying two men is not 

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a bad one, but the execution was poor, and the act missed fire. 
There must be a shortage of performers if these perfectly good 
pickle factory girls are impressed into the chorus. However, 
with four good numbers on the bill, any one would be a glutton 
to ask for more. By and large, few vaudeville bills exceed 
that proportion, and the afternoon was well spent. 

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St. Francis 

Annette Kellerman, of the intensive physical culture, appears 
this week in "Neptune's daughter", the film in which she origi- 
nally made her fame in screen productions. 

She is almost as scantily clad in some of the scenes as a 
chorus girl; but the mystery is how, within a day or so after 
having been changed from a mermaid to a woman, and having 
just discovered that she had ten toes, she appears as a perfectly 
good toe dancer. 

She goes through all of her diving stunts and throws in the toe 
dancing for good measure, besides some excellent pantomimic 
acting. It is not often that these specialists, such as divers, 
dancers or prizefighters, ever can be taught to act successfully, 
simple as acting is. But somehow Annette has learned the 
trick, and could earn her living on the movie stage even if she 
had a wooden leg. These films featuring difficult and unusual 
performances impossible on the stage are among the best of 

screen exhibitions. 

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Advance Announcements 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum announces for next 
week an almost entirely new bill. Beatrice Herford, 
who has long been recognized in the East as the 
cleverest and most popular of society entertainers, 
will appear in a repertoire of her inimitable charac- 
terizations. Haruko Onuki, the Japanese prima 
donna, will be heard in a repertoire of songs. Miss 
Onuki possesses a soprano voice of rich color and 
splendid tone. Ralph Riggs and Katherine Witchie 
will offer in their "Dance Divertissements" a wide 
variety of dances which are connected with clever 
snatches of song. Florenz Ames and Adelaide Win- 
throp will appear in an "episode" entitled "Caught 
in a Jamb," which is a clever assemblage of stage 
effects, costuming, singing, dialogue and personality. 
Miss Leitzel will demonstrate her right to be styled 
"The Wonder of the Air" by exhibiting her wonder- 
ful skill on the flying rings. Henry Howard will in- 
troduce a decided novelty in his spectacular exhi- 
bition of musical Shetlands and terriers. The Far- 
ber Sisters and George Nash and his company in 
"The Unexpected" will be the remaining acts on the 

Theatre St. Francis. — "The Eagle's Wing" is the 
title of the extraordinary feature to be screened by 
the Theatre St. Francis, commencing next Sunday. 
Although it is a wonderful story of love and adven- 
ture, it is really far more than that — it is an inspira- 
tion to patriotism, an object lesson in preparedness. 
Rufus Steele, a well known San Francisco news- 
paper man, is the author and director of the produc- 
tion, and Mr. Steele was permitted to enter munition 
plants, navy yards and military posts, and there 
supervise the taking of scenes which show the almost 
limitless resources of the United States, as to arms, 
munitions and men, should this country have to go 
to war. Industrial Preparedness is the underlying 
theme of the great feature, and we are also shown 
the "foreign lobby" and a host of things dealing 
with intrigue and war itself. You will be thrilled and 
pleased with this great play. See it at the Theatre 
St. Francis next week. Prices as usual, 10c. and 20c. 
Matinees, 15c. Two other shorter features have been 
added to round out the bill. "The Eagle's Wing" 
will long be remembered by every one who sees it. 
And Rufus Steele, whom, you know, wrote the story 
— so you'll know the play is more than good. 

Columbia Theatre.— San Francisco's spring crop of theatri- 
cals gives promise of great abundance, and the Columbia Thea- 
tre will serve up the first of the harvest next Monday when the 
Cohan and Harris production of "The House of Glass" begins 
a fortnight's engagement. This play is veiled in mystery to 
some extent by a rule of the producers prohibiting the publica- 
tion of the story of one of their plays prior to its presentation. 
It is, however, announced that this particular example of the 
playwright's skill enjoyed an all-season run in New York last 
year, and that its author, Max Marcin, is a youthful Columbia 
College graduate who first blossomed forth into the limelight as 
the creator of a stage offering so radically opposed to the ac- 
cepted forms, and yet so intensely gripping, that it held the 
attention of New Yorkers throughout an entire season. The 
cast includes Adelina O'Connor, Robert Middlemas, Clyde Fo- 
gel, Hal Mordaunt, Dwight Meade, Charles Reigel, Amelia 
Meyers, Bertram Millar, Martin Malloy, Wm. T. Hays, Louise 
Laskin. Matinees will be given Wednesday and Saturday. 
"Pop" prices will prevail at the Wednesday matinees. 

Dorothea Spinney to Give Request Matinee. — That brilliant 
and artistic exponent of Greek tragedies, Miss Dorothea Spin- 
ney, who gave a big audience an exceptionally fine treat at a 
matinee performance a few weeks since at the Columbia Thea- 
tre, is to make one more appearance before her departure. The 
tragedienne has received so many requests for another perform- 
ance that she has arranged a matinee for Tuesday, February 
20th, at 3 o'clock. On the coming occasion she will appear in 
"The Hippolytus of Euripides" and "Poses from Greek Vases 
to the Flute." The first named is the work in which Sarah 
Bernhardt has appeared. It has many unusual qualities and 

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interesting features, and contains a wonderful descriptive speech 
in which the messenger, as enacted by Miss Spinney, gives the 
story of the chariot race. Seats for Miss Spinney's farewell ap- 
pearance will be on sale Monday. 

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Chic Auditorium. — There is no gainsaying the fact that the 
joint concert of Lina Cavalieri, soprano, and Lucien Muratore, 
tenor, at the Civic Auditorium, Sunday afternoon, February 25, 
under the direction of Frank W. Healy, will be an event of un- 
usual importance. As a stage beauty, Lina Cavalieri is still 
without a rival. Formerly the star of the Metropolitan and 
Paris Grand Opera Companies, and this season guest star of 
the Chicago Grand Opera Company, Mme. Cavalieri has one of 
the most fascinating lyric soprano voices of the modern oper- 
atic stage. Youthful, fresh and of velvet quality, it is also of 
extraordinary range and flexibility. From the standpoint of 
magnificent voice, great dramatic ability and extreme grace of 
personality, Lucien Muratore stands supreme among the tenors 
of the world. Not since the prime of Jean de Reszke has there 
been an artist who combines all the qualities of the great Mura- 
tore. Frank W. Healy, under whose local management the art- 
ists will appear, has made the prices extremely low : 50 cents, 
75 cents, $1, $1.50 and $2; boxes seating 6 sell for $20. Mail 
orders are being received at 906 Kohler & Chase Building. 

Miss Mabel Riegelman 

Miss Mabel Riegelman, San Francisco's own prima donna, 
will appear in this city with the Boston-National Grand Opera 
Company during its engagement at the Cort Theatre. Miss Rie- 
gelman is an artist of distinct individuality and has added to 
her popularity with every appearance this season. Press com- 
ments are unanimous in according to Miss Riegelman supremacy 
in the singing and portraying of the widely divergent roles of 
"Gretel" in "Hansel and Gretel" and "Musetta" in "La Bo- 

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San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.— An all-Wagner pro- 
gram will be given at the seventh "pop" concert of the San 
Francisco Symphony Orchestra on Sunday afternoon, February 
11th, at the Cort Theatre. Alfred Hertz is generally acknowl- 
edged as the world's greatest conductor of Wagnerian music. 
Popular prices, ranging from 25 cents to $1 will obtain. This 
is the program: Overture, "Rienzi;" Prelude, "Lohengrin;" 
Overture, "The Flying Dutchman;" Prize Song from "Die Meis- 
tersinger von Nurnberg," with violin obligato by Louis Per- 
singer; Prelude, "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg;" Prelude 
and Love Death from "Tristan und Isolde;" Ride of the Val- 
kyries, "Die Walkure;" Overture, "Tannhauser." 

Borodin, Georg Schumann and Richard Strauss will find rep- 
resentation on the program of the ninth pair of regular sym- 

phonies to be given by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 
at the Cort on the afternoons of Friday, February 16th, and 
Sunday, February 18th, under the direction of Alfred Hertz, as 
follows : Borodin's Second Symphony in four movements ; Georg 
Schumann's "Variations and Double Fugue on a Merry Theme." 
The concluding number will be a love scene from Richard 
Strauss' opera, "Feuersnot," symphonically arranged by Strauss 
himself. So far as musical records show, none of the numbers 
programmed for the ninth pair of symphonies has ever been 
given in San Francisco. 

* * * 

Pantages Theatre. — Gruber's Animals, an act which will de- 
light the kiddies as well as entertaining the grown-ups, will be 
next week's headline attraction. An elephant, a horse, a pony 
and a dog are included in this spectacular little circus display, 
each doing its share of the entertaining. Wilson Brothers, natu- 
ral born laugh producers, will contribute to next week's bill 
German dialect comedy rendered in their own peculiar and in- 
imitable style. They are also said to be singers and yodlers 
of wide reputation. A Dexterous Diversion, offered by Gas- 
ton Palmer, the "Man Who Made Juggling an Art," in a com- 
bination of remarkable tricks, and the tossing of an amazing 
variety of objects in the air with a precision that is really won- 
derful. A high class singing and instrumental offering will 
be presented by the Metropolitan Five, a mixed quartette, who 
have excellent voices, and a pianist of ability. Other splendid 
numbers on the bill will include Nan Grey, the Scotch Lassie, 
in songs; Perquita in original syncopation; Dan Kelly & Co. in 
"Young Heads and Old Hearts," and the last chapter of the 
thrilling picture serial, "The Lass of the Lumberlands," will 
conclude what should prove to be an unusual bill. 

* * * 

Brilliant ''Trio" at Symphony 

A rare treat was given those who attended the last Hertz 
symphony concert and the repetition Pop. "Schererazade," with 
its Oriental incense and sensuous dance movements, proved the 
star feature of a program that fairly sparkled with musical 
gems. The theme was beautifully handled by the concert mas- 
ter, Louis Persinger, and he and Director Hertz were given a 
tumultuous ovation by the enraptured audience. "La Peri," 
another Oriental number \vhich was rendered with a rare and 
delicious interpretation, wholly French, as designed by its au- 
thor. More and more as Director Hertz dips into the sea of 
musical scores of the different nations he shows a rare discrimi- 
nation in which he delicately discriminates in interpreting the 
spirit and national feeling of each author. The "Euryanthe" of 
Weber was brought out in all its brilliancy and lambent tracery, 
even to the movement of the apparition. These three numbers 
constituted the international program. 



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Peace or no Peace, Prosperity is Here 

By William Sproule. 

The prosperity of the East and Middle West is not merely 
coming here, but is already here. 

The prosperity we have here is different in nature from that 
of the East, but it is just as positive. Our mineral industries 
are very prosperous. The increased wealth of the East has pro- 
duced a crop of consumers who are paying good prices for the 
wheat, barley, fruits, vegetables and lumber that we have to 
offer. Never before has there been such a vast multitude of 
the people who are buyers of luxuries. The spending power 
of the East has helped us and is helping us, for we are the sell- 
ers and they are the buyers. 

The earnings of the Southern Pacific Company, which have 
improved along with other business, are giving us an opportu- 
nity to spend much money for betterments needed upon our 
property. While there are no new extensions contemplated, 
the shop forces are working full force at full time, and the 
maintenance-of-way crews are also busy. We are making 
heavy expenditures in laying new rail, reballasting track, wid- 
ening tunnels for greater freight clearances and other similar 
impovements. All this means employment of larger forces. 
It means enlarged payrolls, and enlarged payrools for our men 
mean increased circulation of money for the communities we 

I look forward to a continuance of the country's prosperity 
for some time to come, peace or no peace. The wave of pros- 
perity that has resulted, in part, from improved domestic con- 
ditions, and in part from the European war, has gained too much 
momentum to be easily stopped, and even after the declaration 
of peace its forward movement will proceed for a considerable 
length without interruption. 

The Southern Pacific Company has adopted the plan of 
building all its wooden freight cars, such as box and flat cars, 
at its own shops and will make them from lumber produced 
along its lines. 

The plan is in furtherance of our policy to favor home indus- 
try, and will provide a good market for a great deal of Western 
timber. The construction will be done principally at our Sac- 
ramento shops, so our local payrolls and those of the mills sup- 
plying us will be increased. Of the 2,700 new refrigerator cars 
about 1,000 will be built in California. These new facilities 
will be enough to ward off the hardships through shortages of 
railroad equipment experienced this season, provided we can 
get our cars returned to us after they are unloaded at destina- 

As far as the Southern Pacific is concerned, it is doing its 
share, as the largest institution in the West, to contribute to 
prosperity out here. Its principal contributions are added em- 
ployment, increased payrolls, larger home industry purchases 
and new car building at home. These are all in conjunction 
with our efforts to keep the service up to the highest standard. 


All those merrymakers who find their ideal pleasure in the 
eventful forthcoming annual Mardi Gras ball will discover that 
Goldstein & Company- 883 Market street, will furnish, as usual, 
practically all the most attractive costumes to be worn at that 
brilliant gathering. Goldstein is the pioneer in that line in the 
West, and his large and immense variety of original and hand- 
some costumes in stock to fit wearers are the finest and most at- 
tractive in the country. 

Quite naturally the managers of the Mardi Gras ball went 
directly to his establishment to order the costumes of the King, 
the Queen and the members of their court. Many prominent 
society people who will take part in the glorious pageant and 
attendant festivities have already left their orders for the ori- 
ginal and striking costumes they will wear. The prevailing 
note in attire will be Russian in design, giving a wide scope in 
picturesque coloring. Many of them will be Bakst style, there- 
by furnishing opportunities to make a wide selection. Costumes 
will be more brilliant and beautiful than ever this year. 

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February 10, 1917 



BERRY-PERKINS. — At a pretty tea given February 1st at the home of 
Mrs. Lloyd Baldwin, Mrs. Jessie L. P. Berry announced the engage- 
ment of her daughter. Miss Dorothy Berry, to Walter Perkins, a young 
mining engineer. 

STEWART-JONES. — The announcement of the engagement of Miss Emily 
Forbes Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Stewart of 
Visalia, and Rev. Bayard Hale Jones, formerly of Berkeley, has been 


PERKINS -FIELD. — Miss Nancy K. Perkins and Henry Marshall Field 
were married Wednesday in New York at the house of Mr. and 
Charles Dana Gibson. 

RAGAN-WHI'i E. — Miss Gladys Ragan, daughter of Mrs. Dennis FranWs 
Ragan and the late Dr. Ragan, became the bride of Dr. Sherman 
White on February 3d. Archbishop Edward J. Hanna read the mar- 
riage service. 

ycHINCKKI,-MOUNTFORD.— Miss Elza Schinckel became the bride of 
George Mountford at a pretty wedding at the home of her mother, 
Mrs. J. Schinckel. on Seventeenth avenue. January 31st. 

ZEILE-MOODY. — The marriage of Miss Ruth Zeile and Corbet Moody 
took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Moody on Clay 
street this week. 


LANDERS. — A reception was held February 1st in honor of the fiftieth 
wedding anniversary ot" Mr. and Mrs. John Lenders, at their residence 
on Octavia street. 


GRIFFIN.— Mrs. Franklin Griffin entertained at tea Tuesday afternoon in 
compliment to her sister. Mrs. E. M. Moody. The affair took pla 
her home on Sixteenth av^n 

MASTEN. — The tea at which Mrs. Joseph Masten and Mrs. James Ru- 
pert Mason entertained a large number of their friends, took pla 
at the home of Mrs. Masten on Washington street, and was the first 
function of any magnitude held there by Mrs. Masten and Mrs. 
since the marriage of the 'atter. who was Miss Eugenie Masten. 

PEART. — At the Palace Hotel Saturday afternoon Mrs. Hartlej 

gave a tea in honor of Miss Constance Martinon. the fiancee of How- 
ard Kentlield. and Miss Alice Barbat, the fiancee of Pierre Lo 

SHEA. — Mrs. James Shea is giving a series of teas before Lent, and on 
Wednesday entertained at the Palace Hotel as a compliment to Miss 
Gertrude Marrison. the fiancee of Wilfred B. Cunningham. 


BARTLETT.— Mrs. William H. Bartlett of Santa Barbara, who is visiting 
the Walter G. Filers at Burlingame, was entertained on Sunday by 
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hussey, who gave a luncheon at the Burlin- 
game Country Club. 

CUNNINGHAM. — Tuesday afternoon an elaborate luncheon was given by 
Mrs. Arthur L. Cunningham, Jr., who entertained about a score of 
her young friends at her attractive home in Oakland. 

7>E .SALAZAR. — Count and Countess Del Valle De Salazar are enjoying 
a round of pleasant affairs prior to their leaving here next week. 
Wednesday Mrs. Clara L. Darling gave a luncheon at the Fran 
Club in honor of the Countess de Salazar. 

GHIRARL'ELLI. — Mrs. Louis Ghirardelli presided at a luncheon recently 
at which she entertained a coterie 01" friends, who meet fortnightly 
during the winter for cards. The luncheon was followed by 
Mrs. Ghirardelli entertained her guests at her home in Piedmont. 

IRWIN. — A luncheon was given Friday last by Mrs. William G. Irwin at 
her home on Washington street, sixteen guests having been Invited. 

KING. — Mrs. Frank King's hospitality was enjoyed at luncheon Friday at 
the Franeisca Club, and after the affair the hostess took her guests 
to the Symphony. 

LAYMANCE. — Mrs. Millard J. Laymance invited a group of friends to 
be her guests Tuesday afternoon at a luncheon given at the Lay- 
mance home in Oakland. 

MADDOX. — Mrs. Virginia Maddox was hostess Monday at an informal 
luncheon at her home in Broadway, later taking her guests to the 
reception at the Woman's Athletic Club. 

MOORE. — Mrs. Kenneth Moore asked a group of her close friends to be 
her guests at luncheon Tuesday at the Franeisca Club. 

NICKEL. — The luncheon given as a compliment to Miss Beatrice Nickel 
Monday, by Mrs. Philip Bowles, was one of the prettiest affairs of the 
season. Miss Nickel's engagement to George Bowles, the son of the 
hostess was recently announced. 

P1LLSBURY. — Mrs. Horace Davis Pillsbury entertained at a handsome 
luncheon Saturday afternoon a group of friends who are touring Cali- 
fornia in their private car. having been entertained on this o> 
They arrived recently from Wilmington, Del. The Burlingame Coun- 
try Club was the setting for this affair. 

POPE. — Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope were luncheon hosts Monday at the 
Palace Hotel, where Mrs. Pope was greeted by scores of friends who 
had not seen her since her return last week from New York, where 
she and Miss Emily Pope spent several months. 

KEES. — Miss Helen Rees was the feted guest at a luncheon given by Miss 
Dorothy Caldwell at the Bellevue Hotel. 

SCHWERIN. — Mrs. Rennie Pierre Schwerin was a luncheon hostess on 
Thursday, at her home on Washington street. 

VAN FLEET. — Miss Julia Van Fleet was hostess Tuesday at a luncheon 

at her home in compliment to the debutantes. 


ARMSBY. — Mrs. George N. Armsby planned a delightful evening for Mrs. 
William H. Bartlett Monday night, having some friends to dine at 
the St. Francis, and then to the Tecfaau lee Palace for skating, re- 
turning to the St. Francis for supper and dancing. 

ARMSBY. — Miss Leonora Armsby. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George 
Armsby, was hostess at a dinner followed by a theatre party Friday 

CHASE.— Mr. and Mrs. Horace Blanchard Chase were hosts recently at 
an informal dinner at their residence at Burlingame. 

I-V.NNIMOKE. — Miss Anna Olney and Dr. Frank Girard. whose engage- 
ment was among the Interesting announcements of the early 
will be the guests of honor at a dinner to be given on the evening of 
February 14 th by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fennimore. It will take place 
lelr residence on Lake street. 

HEY NEMAN. — Miss Rosalie Glbba Heyneman and her brother. Lloyd 
Glbba Heyneman, Will entertain a group of their friends at an infor- 
mal dinner on the evening of February 16th. Afterward, with their 
guests, they will attend the dancing party to be given at the Palace 
Hotel by Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Dunne in honor of their daughters. 
Misses Marjorle and Martou Dunne. 

HEYMAN. — Sir Henry Heyman was the guest of honor at a dinner to 
celebrate his birthday at the Bohemian Club Tuesday evening. It was 
a large affair, with most of the Bohemian Club men there. Charles K. 
Field presided. 

LENTELLI. — Leo Lentelll. the sculptor, last Friday evening gave his 
wife a surprise birthday party at the Palace Hotel, where a party of 
friends spent the evening at dinner and dancing in observance of 
the happy occasion. 

Mc MLLLIX. — Mr. and Mrs. Latham McMulUn were hosts at a dinner party 
for twenty-four gi days ago at the St. Francis Hotel. 

MORRISON. — Mis- An v Morrison was the guest of honor at a dinner 
dance at the Pala< ■■ Hotel Monday night, given by Miss Louis. 

NEWHALL.— Mr. and Mis. William Mayo New), all. Jr.. entertained infor- 
mally at dinner Thursday evening in compliment to Mr. and Mrs 
Kenneth Moore. 

PARK. — Captain and Mis. Richard Park of the United States Army gave 
a dinner dance at the Palace Hotel Monday evening. The settn 
the affair was the Rose Room. 

TAYLOR.— Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Taylor dispensed their hospitality at a 
dinner Tuesday evening at their home in this city. 

SCOTT.— ^ Mr. and Mis. 1 1. -my T. Scot! entertained Sunday night at a 
dinner party at th._^ S;. Francis Hotel. 

WELCH. — On Tues by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Welch 

at the St. Francis Hotel. 

ZEILE. — Miss Marion Zeile entertained at a theatre party ! 
followed by supper at tin- St. Francis. 


r'AMI'BELL — -Miss Harriet Campbell, the attractive daughter "i the w. 
R. L. Campbells of Claremont. entertained in honor of Miss Hasel 
Tietzen. a p t . on Thursday. Another delightful affair 

In honor of Miss Tietzen will I : Miss Anna 

Dodge for the evening of February 17th at the home of her mother, 

Mrs. Ilubei I I .■ . . ! ■■ ■ l,.-ley. 

COOK. — Miss Elizabeth Cook, the attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. 
1'. Cook of Oakland, has seni oil! cards for the afternoon of February 
14th asking about a score of friends to be her guests at bridge. The 
honor guest will be Mi-- lette Williams. 


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MARTIN. — Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Jack Martin was hostess at a bridge 

party in honor of Mrs. Samuel Barbour, who Is visiting relatives in 

THOMAS. — Miss {Catherine Thomas entertained yesterday afternoon for 

Miss Elinor Karl, of Piedmont, whose engagement to Kansome Hen- 

shaw was announced a Tew months ago 
WHBATON.— Tuesday afternoon an informal bridge party was given by 

Mrs. George Wheaton, wlw entertained a few of her intimate friends 

at her Oakland home. 

DUNNE. — Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dunne will give a dancing party at the 

Palace Hotel on February 16th in honor of their daughters, Misses 

Marjorie and Marion. 
SESNON. — Mr. and Mrs. William T. Sesnon gave two dancing parties this 

week, one on Thursday evening for friends of their own age, and one 

on Friday night for the young friends of their children, Porter Sesnon 

and the Misses Barbara and Katherine Sesnon. 


EYRE. — Miss Elena Eyre, who will leave shortly for a visit in the East, 
was the guest of honor at a supper dance given Saturday evening by 
Robert Weber. 

McNEAR. — Complimenting Miss Amy Morrison, who is visiting Miss 
Marion Leigh Mailliard at her residence on Gough street. Miss Louise 
McNear gave a supper dance Monday. The setting for the affair was 
the Rose Room of the Palace Hotel. 

RATHBONE. — One of the diversions of the peninsula Sunday was the 
golf supper at which Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Rathbone were hosts at 
their home in Burlingame. Several of the members of the San Fran- 
cisco smart set were entertained at this affair. 


OLMSTEAD. — Mrs. William Beach Olmstead gave a reception on Friday 
afternoon. Over a hundred guests were bidden to the affair. 

DE BALAZAR.— Monday night the Count and Countess de Salazar had 
gome friends at the Palace Hotel at a pretty supper i 


1CD3&Y.— Mr. and Mrs. John Eddy have arrived in San Francisco from 

PETERS. — Mrs. J. D. Peters and Miss Anne Peters arrived last I 
from their home in Stockton, and are guests at the Fairmont Ho 

RAY. — Commander and Mrs. Charles W. Ray came down Friday from their 
home at Mare Island to pass a few days in town. They are guests at 
the Fairmont Hotel. 


COVODE. — Mrs. J. H. Covode went East last week, where she will re- 
main for the rest of the winter. 

SHEEN. — Major and Mrs. Henry H. Sheen of the United States Army 
sailed Monday for Major Sheen's new station in Honolulu. 


CROCKER. — Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker received a cable from 
London Monday morning, announcing the safe arrival there of their 
daughter, Miss Ethel Crocker, who accompanied Mrs. Whitelaw Rcid 
to England. 

SCAIFE. — Mrs. William B. Scaife, who has been visiting her brother-in- 
law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. William Kuhn. will Leave Wednesday for 
Santa Barbara and Coronado. En route to her home in Pittsburg she 
will again visit San Francisco and will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. 

WHITE. — Mr. and Mrs. Ralston White have come over from Mill "Valley 
to spend several months in town, and are at the Knickerbocker Hotel 
at Fillmore street and Pacific avenue. 

WELSH. — Miss Ruth Welsh left Monday for the peninsula to visit Miss 
Marita Rossi at her home at Menlo Park. 

A Genius in Chemical Engineering 

Dr. Charles Marchand, who died recently in New York, was 
one of the most original and versatile chemical engineers in this 
country. While a student in the Ecole Centrale des Arts et 
Manufactures de Paris, France, his fertile mind bent itself on 
discovering the secrets of Nature and transforming them into 
utilities for mankind. His last great feat in scientific discovery 
and transformation into manufactured utility was the extraction 
and saving of alcohol from wood pulp in the sulfite process now 
used in mills producing paper. Dr. Marchand had organized a 
big company and was deep in extending his process among 
such paper mills when he passed away, last month. 

While pursuing his chemical studies in Paris he attended lec- 
tures by Prof. Berthelot, and seemed to have been inspired at 
one of these lectures to endeavor to prepare a food ration con- 
taining a large amount of protein. He often referred to the siege 
of Paris, and stated that if the French Army had had a large 
reserve supply of food such as he desired to prepare, the out- 
come might have been different. 

He further hoped that he might be able to provide a large 
amount of nourishment in tablet or powder form to be taken by 
invalids who could not tolerate a large amount of heavy foods 
in the stomach. Dr. Marchand realized that a large amount of 
money and time would be required before such a food could be 
perfected. America seemed to offer a fertile field wherein his 
goal might be achieved, and he came to this country. 

Dr. Marchand's work in scientific fields probably will be best 
known by his success with the preparation and preservation of 
peroxide of hydrogen. Peroxide of hydrogen was known only 
as a curiosity before Dr. Marchand's work, but it remained for 
him to discover the means for producing it in quantities and in 
such a condition that it could be marketed and used by the con- 
sumer when and as desired. His early work in this direction 
was carried on in the top floor of the old building now standing 
on the northwest corner of Broadway, just north of the Wool- 
worth Building, New York. When he had perfected his methods 
he proudly and joyfully wrote to his former colleagues in France 
and told them of his plans. His chagrin may be imagined when 
they wrote to him urging that he not speak seriously of his plans 
because they believed that people would consider him mentally 
unbalanced. This rebuff wounded him beyond power to ex- 
press himself. Later he sent full details to France. When 
his scientific friends had studied the process, they sent him a 
large gold medal and their sincere wishes for the successful in- 
troduction of the process and product to humanity. Dr. Mar- 
chand often spoke of these expressions with great feeling. 

After hydrogen peroxide came hydrozone and glycozone. the 
essential constituent of each being oxygen, which is to be lib- 

erated in the nascent state. Peroxide of hydrogen has been 
a boon to humanity, as it is an excellent germicide and antisep- 
tic, and is in general use throughout the civilized nations. 

Finally disposing of his interests in the company, he engaged 
in the manufacture of a condensed food product, the thought of 
which had been inspired by Prof. Berthelot of France, called 
"Meatox," which he prepared from beef. It developed that in 
order to successfully launch a business of the magnitude he 
had conceived, more money was required than he had available, 
and he was compelled to suspend his efforts for the time. 

Later he moved to Portland, Oregon, and became interested 
in mining and land properties, although these ventures did 
not prove successful. While living in Portland he became ac- 
quainted with some paper pulp manufacturers on the Wil- 
lamette River, and from them learned their serious problem, 
the disposal of the waste liquor from sulphite mills. He un- 
dertook some research work in the laboratory, which resulted 
in discovering the secret of hew to purify the liquors so as to 
produce ethyl alcohol. 

Dr. Marchand erected a demonstration plant at Kimberly, 
Wisconsin, which illustrated the commercial value of his pro- 
cess. This plant has been in operation for some months, pro- 
ducing pure ethyl alcohol from the waste sulphite liquor at an 
expense that would leave a considerable margin of profit. He 
was engaged in making a few final improvements to insure a 
greater success when he was suddenly stricken with apoplexy, 
thus leaving for others the task of perfecting his work. He ex- 
pected to accumulate millions of dollars from his discovery. 
From this surplus he planned to create a large fund to improve 
the welfare of inventors in general. He also wanted to offer 
prizes for researches alone: certain lines, especially looking to 
the solution of chemical problems having national and even in- 
ternational scope. His introduction of peroxide of hydrogen to 
the world as he did, entitles him to lasting credit, both of his 
co-scientists and of humanity in general. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

February 10, 1917 


Much of the success of the big German Hospital on its ex- 
tensive grounds at Noe and Fourteenth streets is due to its ex- 
traordinary location in the warm belt of the Mission, a situation 
on the Peninsula of San Francisco which the astute and level 
headed old Spanish padres, who came here in 1775, to chris- 
tianize the natives, were quick to seize for the site of their 
homes, and the new adobe church which they erected and 
which is still standing though somewhat disintegrated by time. 
Experience has impressed the benefit of this site on the present 
residents, and to-day the Mission district is one of the largest 
residential sections of the city. 

The German Hospital is a pioneer institution of its kind in 
the West, and was founded during the exciting gold days of 
placer mining in 1854. From that period to the present the 
corporation has been uniformly successful and a leader in its 
line of endeavor. No hospital in the heart of a city the size of 
San Francisco can boast of having seven acres of land for its 
main and accessory buildings, and the wide stretch of beautiful 
flowering gardens, grass lawns and wooded slopes, a picture to 
inspire tae most nervous, grouchy and dispirited patients, es- 
pecially when the warm sun envelops them in its buoyant rays, 
and the sun fairly beams on that particular locality if there is 
a ray of sunshine in the sky. Scores of invalids in their 
chairs are rolled into the glorious "sun rooms" facing the south, 
and fairly glow in the health-giving sun baths, while patients 
further along in recovered health stroll through the tree-lined 
walks and beautiful gardens inhaling more strength daily in 
the vivifying and invigorating air. 

During the sixty-seven years of the successful management 
of the German Hospital those in charge have neglected no point 
to maintain all sections of the big establishment up to the high- 
est standard, the latest in equipment, the best of expert staff 
doctors and surgeons, and a well trained corps of nurses. In 
the line of drugs, groceries, choice meats, fowls, etc., there are 
enough departments in the administrative building to start an 
ordinary small town. The task of feeding the many hundreds 
of patients, nurses, servitors and others, aside from the staff 
management, is handled with all the dispatch and quiet routine 
that marks the method of the local leading hotels. Superintend- 
ent G. P. Arps is responsible for this quiet, smooth running 
movement of the thousand and one duties and concerted acts 
that form a net-work of intricate detail. From his desk in the 
administration building he seems to sense everything that is 
going on in the many buildings on the seven acres of grounds, 
and with the touch of a button or a word through a tube he 
keeps the big machine going smoothly and successfully. 


Rather than mention his name, for he is very well known, we 
will call him Mr. Blank, and mention that this story happened 
in pre-war times. It took place after dinner, and he and his 
friends were discussing round the study fire the night life of 

"Well, you men can say what you like," he remarked, "but 
I think it would be a very good idea if some one were to com- 
pile a guide to all the gay houses in the most famous Continen- 
tal towns." 

"Why not do it yourself, old man?" chipped in one of the 
others, "and call it Blank's Guide to the Incontinent?" 

The management of the Techau Tavern, Powell at Eddy 

street, hopes soon to announce that the negotiations in progress 
between the Tavern and the maker of the Mary Garden "La 
Lilas" perfume have been satisfactorily completed, and that 
they have secured a supply of "La Lilas"- — a perfume in har- 
mony with every individuality. It is intended to present this 
perfume, without competition of any sort, afternoons at 5, at 
dinner and after theatre hours. In lieu of the public dancing, 
patrons of the Tavern are now entertained afternoons by exhibi- 
tions of artistic ballroom dancing and instrumental and vocal 
concert numbers of superior order. 

Grace (sobbing) — You don't love me! I know you do 

not, George, because you're not jealous. Maude Mullins has 
been married nearly a year, and her husband's so jealous he has 
shot at her twice and tried to kill himself three times. — Neiv 
York Times. 


It was in a reverent spirit that we threaded our way through 
the silent streets of Verdun up to the entrance of the citadel. 
We were late, and the garrison was at luncheon. The officers' 
mess in Verdun might have been a medieval banquet hall. Be- 
low the salt — figuratively speaking — sat the junior officers on 
either side of a long table in a vaulted gallery. Overhead were 
draped the flags of the Allies. At the further end was a smaller 
table set at right angles to the first. This was the table of the 
commandant and his staff. In the remote recesses beyond were 
the glowing fires of the kitchen, where shadowy forms bent 
over the ranges. A ventilating shaft that ran up one hundred 
feet through the solid stone to the sky above carried away the 
smoke and the fumes of the cooking. It also served, at times, to 
apprise the garrison of the activities of the Boche gunners. 
During luncheon it echoed the heavy detonation of a 320-mm. 
shell that splintered the rock on the ramparts overhead. The 
reverberations of the explosion shook the stone-vaulted gallery 
like an earthquake. 

They had scarcely died away before the commandant rose 
to propose a toast to his guests from overseas. His was the 
calm of a man accustomed for months to the noisy interruptions 
of the German artillery. He had all the easy self-posession of 
a toast-master at a New York banquet. He lifted his glass to 
us. In the simple speech that followed we were welcomed into 
the garrison family; we were made a part of it and lived its 
life. — Walter Hale in Harper's Mazazine for February. 


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During His Short Stay. 

The peer of them all in the making 
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The time allotted to this vicinity last 
year was too short for the accommo- 
dation of the many who were in need 
of his services. 

The European war has so seriously 
interfered with the importation of 
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cannot depend upon securing a further 

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George W. Carey, who has been employed by the Hartford 
Accident and Indemnity Company for the past year as its spe- 
cial agent in, the Accident and Health Departments, has been 
promoted to the superintendency of that branch of the com- 
pany's business on the Pacific Coast, and will hereafter have 
full charge of that important department under Manager Joy 
Lichtenstein. Mr. Carey is known as one of the largest per- 
sonal producers in the country, and has made a study of the 
business with different companies for twenty years. During 
1916 under his immediate direction Manager Lichtenstein's de- 
partment led all other departments in the country in accident 
and health business written, the amount being over $60,000 in 
premiums. Mr. Carey will, of course, make his headquarters 
at San Francisco, the headquarters of the Pacific Coast depart- 
ment, which is under the personal management, in all depart- 
ments, of Mr. Lichtenstein. 

* * * 

George F. Guerraz, who left the Insurance Company of North 
America in 1914 while doing field work in Washington, the 
Panhandle of Idaho and Alaska, to go with the Liverpool & 
London & Globe, has been appointed deputy assistant manager 
of the Pacific Department of the latter company, with head- 
quarters at San Francisco. Mr. Guerraz is a strong man. He 
began his insurance career as office boy for the Fireman's Fund 
on April 1, 1897, and remained with the home office of that 
company for nine years. He then went to Denver as special 
agent for that company, leaving in 1908 to go to work for the 
Northern Assurance under G. H. Lermit, with which company 
he remained five years. His connection with the Liverpool & 
London & Globe dates from October, 1914. 

* * » 

In addition to the movement in California for compulsory 
health insurance, backed by the State Social Insurance Com- 
missioner and its actuary, Dr. I. M. Rubinow, such a movement 
has been endorsed by Governor McCall, of Massachusetts, and 
a measure of like character has been introduced in the New 
York Legislature. In addition, the American Association for 
Labor Legislation is endeavoring to promote support of this 
movement all over the country, although it is doubtful that the 
approval of labor parties can be universally secured. 

* * * 

The Golden State Indemnity Co., recently organized by J. 
L. Maritzen and others, with the purpose of giving particular 
attention to the binding of jitneys, has secured very desirable 
quarters at 108-110 Sansome street, on the ground floor. The 
company will be operated by Mr. Maritzen as secretary and 
general manager, and is already meeting with flattering suc- 
cess. Agencies have been established at San Francisco, Los 

Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and Stockton. 

» » * 

The Fidelity Mutual Lite, of Philadelphia, has appointed 
James S. White manager of its Los Angeles office. Mr. White 
leaves the position of manager of the Fidelity & Deposit's au- 
tomobile department at San Francisco to return to the Fidelity 

Mutual, with which company he was previously connected. 

* • • 

Manager Holman of the Travelers had an unusually prosper- 
ous year ending December 31st. $4,408,730 of new business 
was written, as against $3,276,042 during 1915. This business 

was in the life department. 

* • • 

Arthur F. Bridge, manager since 1906 for the Traveler's ac- 
cident department at San Francisco, died at the close of last 
month after a lingering iliness. He had spent the better part 

of his life with the company. 

* • • 

Owing to adverse legislation and the absence of any bonding 

company to cover their liability, the jitney business is suffering 

ine in Wa ind it is predicted that the business 

will be entirely discontinued in a few months. 

* * • 

At the annual meeting of the Life Underwriters Association 
ot of all present to determine whether women engaged in 
the business of solicitation of insurance should be admitted to 
membership, failed to carry by a two to one vote. 

The Standard Forms Bureau now occupies the entire second 
floor of the Thornbury Building, 231 Pine street. About fifty 
different forms have been approved and accepted, and are now 
coming from the printery. 

* * * 

Carl A. Henry, senior member of the general agency firm of 
Wayman & Henry, is still traveling for pleasure throughout the 
United States, and is expected to prolong his trip until mid- 

_ Previous _ to the adjournment of the California Legislature 
fifty-nine bills affecting insurance had been introduced in the 
Senate, with nearly as many in the Assembly. 

* * * 

The Aetna Accident & Liability will by act of the Connecti- 
cut Legislature be changed to the Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 
and its capital increased from $1,000,000 to $10,000,000. 

* * * 

H. J. Douglas has resigned the San Francisco agency of the 
American Surety Co., and will devote his attention to private 

* * * 

The State last year collected in taxes from insurance com- 
panies $1,065,272, as against $602,204 five years ago. 

* * * 

The California State Life passed the five year mark with in- 
surance on its books of more than $23,000,000. 

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John McCormack, the Irish tenor who has succeeded in 
singing himself into great popularity and a large fortune, has 
taken to collecting paintings by the old masters, his latest ac- 
quisition being a Rembrandt for which he paid $150,000. Care 
is taken by the reporter of this transaction to say that Mr. Mc- 
Cormack paid for the picture in cash, as if anybody might have 
suspected that he paid for it in notes. 

Our embassadors in the war zones are respectfully requested 
to make no more speeches until the peace treaty is signed, 
sealed and delivered. 

There is one solution of the acute farm labor problem in 
England that has only been whispered as yet. Negro laborers 
from British South Africa or even Hindus from India could be 
imported by the thousands. The army uses colored soldiers 
on the Western front; why not the same sort in English grain 
fields next summer? 

Of some 500 men in the field service of the American ambu- 
lance at the front in France and in the Orient, only three have 
been killed and seven wounded. Among other things the fact 
speaks eloquently for the respect in which the immunity of the 
Red Cross is held. Countless times have the ambulance men 
been within easy shot of the opposing lines. 

Old-established volunteer military companies now formally 
connected with the militia and national forces, it seems, are to 
be allowed to retain their gorgeous dress uniforms, the prohibi- 
tion extending only to similar organizations formed after the 
passage of the Hay bill. The word is a relieving one. Think 
of the Ancient and Honorable artillery company in plain khaki ! 
But it is unthinkable. 

It is officially estimated that there has been an increase of 
150 per cent in the number of sailors among United States citi- 
zens since the beginning of the European war. If this increase 
continues, the calling of able seamen may regain something of 
the prominence in the country which it had in the days of clip- 
per ships. 

The crew of the Standard oil tank ship, Glenpool, which re- 
cently reached Brooklyn, had on board nine sharks, caught 
with a hook and line off the New Jersey coast, and said to be of 
the man-eating variety. They were taken in the cold waters 
north of the gulf stream, and the sharks ranged from five feet 
to eleven in length. When they were drawn on board the dis- 
charge of a rifle in the mouths of the sharks rendered them 
harmless. Owners of summer resort hotels along the Jersey 
coast hope that the claim that these monsters were of the man- 
eating species may be disproved. The assistant curator of the 
Brooklyn museum of natural history is doubtful as to that. 


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"The New Republic Book." 

The candid preface furnishes the best description of the con- 
tents of this entertaining volume : "Like The New Republic it- 
self, from whose first hundred issues its contents are drawn, this 
book is a collaboration, and makes no attempt at complete unan- 
imity or logical consistency. It aims to give in compact and 
available form a sample of liberal opinion in the United States, 
as expressed from 1914 to 1916 at the suggestion of events. 
The editors hope that these articles, published at various times, 
more plainly than journalism with its emphasis on the moment 
can show, the main purposes and attacks underlying their 
weekly comment on affairs." The writers are well known 
specialists in their respective lines. 

The articles run from "Lincoln" to "The Future of Lloyd 

Republican Publishing Company, New York. 

* * * 

"Abraham Lincoln." 

In this address, deliverel by Clark Prescott Bessett, profes- 
sor of Law, University of Washington, Seattle, has covered 
faithfully the salient features in Lincoln's extraordinary career. 
The key note of his character was Justice, or as Mr. Prescott 
suggests : "You may call it love." The boy was father to the 
man, and like Solomon, wisdom came naturally to his open 
nature. He saw in the Union under the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence the union of the individual — the harmonious man, 
capable of self-government, subject to no man's dictation. He 
acknowledged no allegiance to any power on earth. His Crea- 
tor was his sole and only King. The union of the States was a 
symbol to him of his union with God. The author believes that 
centuries had been preparing for such a man. He furnishes 
a number of anecdotes to illustrate the greatness of Lincoln's 
character. As a pithy study of Lincoln it is well worth read- 

Cannell Smith Chaffin Co., Los Angeles. 

* * * 

"America and the New Epoch." 

In the midst of "one of those inevitable catastrophes in the 
history of the human race." this book has appeared which all 
thoughtful Americans may read and reflect upon with profit. 
Charles P. Steinmetz, the author, is the distinguished mathe- 
matician and consulting engineer of the General Electric Com- 
pany. Mr. Steinmetz, succinctly but comprehensively, surveys 
the politico-industrial conditions that confront us, both in this 
country and in the leading nations abroad, and he clearly and 
dispassionately sets forth our national tendencies and the sev- 
eral goals to one of which we must ultimately arrive. The au- 
thor disclaims all personal bias in regard to the conclusions pre- 
sented. In fact, his is a Fort of fatalistic attitude toward the 
modern industrial and political structure of to-day. He endeav- 
ors to show how it is wholly the result of the working out of 
cause and effect — historically, inevitably brought about. Whe- 
ther you like it or not, the author declares, this is what has come 
to pass, and these are the directions in which our social state is 


• • • 

Harper Books to be Reprinted. 

Harper & Brothers announce that they will put to press soon 
for reprintings the following books: "The Story of a Pioneer." 
by Dr. Anna Howard Shaw; "The Woman in White," by Wilkie 
Collins; "Maria," by Jorge Isaacs; "Keeping Up With Lizzie," 
by Irving Bacheller; "The Heritage of the Desert,'" by Zane 

Grey; and Mark Twain's Works. 

• • • 

Henry van Dyke, who has recently resigned his office of 
United States Minister to The Hague, has a poem in the Feb- 
ruary Scribner, the Winter Fiction Number, that will be read 
with serious interest by every one who is following the develop- 
ment of the war. In "The Glory of Ships" he has appealed in 
no reserved or to be mistaken terms for the freedom of the seas. 

Dewey's Autobiography. 

Since the death of Admiral Dewey there has been much in- 
terest in his "Autobiography" published a few years ago by 
the Scribners. At the end of the book Admiral Dewey says, 
characteristically: "A gratifying feature of the rank of Ad- 
miral of the Navy, which Congress had given me, was that I 
was to remain in active service for life. While I lived there 
would be work to do." The autobiography is now issued in a 
new and cheaper edition. 

* * * 

The February Woman's Home Companion. 

Sinclair Lewis, the well known novelist, begins a delightful 
novel called "The Innocents" in this issue. Another generous 
installment next month wii! complete it. Sophie Kerr finishes 
"Love of Woman" in this issue. "On Washington-Lincoln's 
Birthday," "Little Rosamund" and "The Magic of Dreams" 
are some of the other short stories. 

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Big Trade Gain 
During 1916. 

During the last month the country 
was engaged in summarizing the 
operations of 1916 and getting the 
final figures. In the merchandise 
international movement our imports were $2,392,000,000, our 
exports $5,481,000,000, and the merchandise trade balance was 
$3,089,000,000 in our favor. For the year our imports of gold 
were $686,000,000, our exports $156,000,000, and the net im- 
ports $530,000,000. During the year there were new stocks 
listed on the New York Stock Exchange to the amount of $1,- 
241,134,000, and of bonds $1,747,040,000, making an aggregate 
of $2,988,174,000, which is over a billion dollars more than the 
previous high record in 1915, according to the monthly letter 
of the Anglo and London Paris National Bank. This, however, 
includes temporary and refunding issues, and if from the total 
we subtract the $1,219,500,000 of foreign government issues 
the remainder is less than the domestic issues of 1912. Not all 
securities are listed on the stock exchanges by any means, but 
the New York listings show the general trend. During the year 
the largest issue of permanent bonds was in State and munici- 
pals, mostly municipal, of which few are listed on any ex- 

A striking feature of the progress of this city during 

1916 was the great increase of the commerce of this port. Our 
imports were of the value of $117,128,253, as against $83,338,- 
138 in 1915, and our exports $123,943,273, as against $80,539,- 
218 in 1915. While a great deal of tonnage, including all the 
liners operating between this and Atlantic ports, has been 
drawn away by more profitable business offering in other 
oceans, there has been the beginning of direct sailings to South 
American and East Indian ports with which we have not before 
had direct connection. Our coastwise shipping facilities are 
better than ever before, and the plans of the large shipping 
companies, so far as known, all indicate an expectation of great 
expansion upon the return of peace. All our ocean trade with 
Atlantic ports is by freighters having no regular sailings. Our 
greatest increase of trade has been with Japan to which our 
exports, in round numbers, were $39,000,000, Russia coming 
next with $13,000,000 and Australia third with $12,000,000. Our 
exports to those countries were mainly California products, of 
wfTicE mineral oil and its products were most important, while 
the bulk of our imports from the Orient were of raw silk, rub- 
ber, tea, beans, rice, etc., most of which was imported for East- 
ern account. 

Estimates that have been in some quarters that Bethle- 
hem Steel may have to pay $12,000,000 in a single year under 
proposed excess profits tax are obviously absurd. It is possible 
that for the current year Bethlehem's tax may run somewhat 
in excess of $20,000,000, or from $3 to $4 per share on the in- 
creased common stock. 

Steel trade observers are inclined to reduce their earlier 

estimates of earnings of U. S. Steel Corporation for final quarter 
of 1916. The opinion is now held by many in the trade that they 
will not reach the $100,000,000 mark, and will in all probability 
be around $96,000,000. For the last two months the corporation, 
like all other steel concerns, has been handicapped by car and 
coal shortage, affecting both production and shipments. 

Some time ago, when a local corps was reviewed by Sir 

Ian Hamilton, one officer was mounted on a horse that had 
previously distinguished itself in a bakery business. Somebody 
recognized the horse and shouted, "Baker!" The horse prompt- 
ly stopped dead, and nothing could urge it on. The situation 
was getting painful when the officer was struck with a brilliant 
idea and remarked : "Not to-day, thank you." The procession 
then moved on. — Weekly Telegraph. 

"Hi see Arvy got a job." "He did? Well, well. Some 

folks will do anything for money." — The Froth. 

"Why call me the consumer?" asked the guy who pays 

the bills. "All I do is produce." — Columbus Citizen. 

Co — Well, Ed, why don't you kiss me? Ed — I was in 

doubt Co — Why not give me the benefit of it? — Princeton 


Guest — We want to play poker. Can you direct us to the 

card-room? Clerk — Sorry, sir, it's being used; will the ante- 
room do? — Pelican. 

"You never laugh at my jokes." "I wouldn't dare to." 

"Why not?" "I have always been taught to respect old age." — 
Baltimore American. 

Customer — You say these are "country eggs?" Waiter 

— Yes, sir. Customer — What country? Carthage : Babylon or 
Assyria?- — Town Topics. 

"I live in a state where there are absolutely no divorces." 

"Indeed! What state is that?" "The state of single-blessed- 
ness." — New York Sun. 

— — Bertie (whose motor has broken down and who is com- 
pelled to ride in a trolley) — Bah Jove! I had no idea these af- 
fairs were so popular! — Judge. 

"What church does you new neighbor belong to?" the 

caller asked. "She's a utilitarian, I understand." responded old 
Mrs. Blunderby. — Boston Transcript. 

The Lady of the House — Mary, it seems to me that the 

crankiest mistress gets the best cooks. The Genius of the Kit- 
chen — Aw, gwan now, mum, with your flattery! — Puck. 

"Why is it that truth will rise again when crushed to 

earth?" "Because of its elasticity, of course. Don't you know 
how easy it is to stretch the truth?" — Boston Transcript. 

Teacher — Who can tell me the meaning of a "round 

robin?" Bright Boy — Please, miss, it's what that burglar was 
doing last night when they nabbed him. — Buffalo Courier. 

"An American citizen army would not fear asphyxiat- 
ing gases of any enemy." "Why so?" "Every voter has 
smoked campaign cigars ind survived." — Buffalo Express. 

"When do you expect to go abroad?" "Not for some 

time. It will take several years after the war is over for us to 
recover from the expense of having to live at home." — Life. 

Mr. Flubdub — I lost my umbrella to-day. Mrs. Flubdub 

— That's just like you, Henry. I told you when you left the 
house this morning to take one of the borrowed ones. — Puck. 

"Do you, Mr. Stacks, think that a rich man can go 

through the eye of a needle?" "I don't know. I will, however, 
admit that my lawyers have dragged me through some very 
small loopholes." — Puck. 

Visitor — How long are you in for, my poor man? Pris- 
oner — I don't know, sir. Visitor — How can that be ? You must 
have been sentenced for a definite period of time. Prisoner — 
No, sir. Mine was a life sentence. — Record. 

— —"The sheriff tells me," remarked a visitor to a Western 
town, "that there hasn't been a prisoner in the county jail for 
over a year. That would seem to indicate that your community 
is unusually free from crime." "Not necessarily," replied the 
native. "We've got some pretty slick lawyers around here." — 
Dallas News. 

A recruiting sergeant stationed in the south of Ireland 

met Pat and asked him to join the army. The latter refused, 
whereupon the sergeant asked his reason for refusing. "Aren't 
the King and the Kaiser cousins?" asked Pat. "Yes," said the 
recruiting sergeant. "Well," said Pat, "begorra, I once inter- 
fered in a family squabble, and I'm not going to do so again." — 
Chicago News. 

February 10, 1917 

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Brilliant Auto Show Emphasizes San 

Francisco's Importance in the 

Automobile Industry 

Surpassing in point of brilliancy anything that has ever be- 
fore been attempted on the Pacific Coast in the shape of a com- 
prehensive exhibition of the products of the country's motor car 
factories, the first annual Facific Automobile Show will open to- 
night at the Civic Auditorium. 

The event is highly significant from many standpoints, chief 
of which is the fact that the exhibition, which has been ably 
managed from the very start by G. A. Wahlgreen, has been 
accorded national prominence through the National Automobile 
Chamber of Commerce. It is under the auspices of this or- 
ganization that the two big Eastern automobile shows, one in 
New York City and the other in Chicago, are annually held. 
So far did the National Chamber of Commerce go in its recog- 
nition of the San Francisco exhibition, that Alfred Reeves, 
chairman of the national organization, will officially open San 
Francisco's epoch-marking event. 

When the curtain is rung up on to-night's program, San 
Franciscans will be accorded a spectacle which will be long 
remembered. The setting for the display of more than 200 
cars, embodying the 1917 achievements of the automobile in- 
dustry, is the most artistic and harmonious that has ever sur- 
rounded an indoor exhibition on the Pacific Coast. Wide pub- 
licity, under the direction of Manager Wahlgreen, has been 
given this fact, and it is freely predicted that twenty-five thou- 
sand persons will pass through the big Auditorium doors to- 

Back of the big exposition of motor cars in San Francisco is 
the initiative of the local Motor Car Dealers' Association, the 
latter organization leaving the actual management of the affair 
in the hands of Wahlgreen. Early in the stages of preparation 
for the event the dealers recognized the possibilities of the ar- 
tistic effects offered by the 40,000 square feet of space which 
are occupied by the display of motor cars. 

Motor cars will not form the only attraction to bring the gen- 
eral public. The decorations are the most elaborate and artistic 
ever made for a motor exhibition, or, in fact, for any display 
of such brief duration. Figures of Mercury form an important 
part of the ornamentation on the display room floor and are the 
work of Leo Lentelli, one of the world's famous sculptors, who 
won fame in his reverential figure "Aspiration," a part of the 
frieze over the portal of the Palace of Fine Arts at the Panama- 
Pacific Exposition. 

A. Borghesi, a mural decorator of note, whose work ornaments 
the homes of the famous and rich in Paris, Rome, Vienna, New 
York and San Francisco, has had charge of the interior decora- 
tion. He has painted three large murals, 80 by 40 feet each, and 
an immense hand-painted canopy which covers the whole audi- 
torium. The wonderlands of the West — Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, 
the Grand Canyon and Mt. Shasta — furnish the inspiration for 
the murals. The canopy will portray in artistic symbolism and 
by the effect of a dawn-colored sky the future of the automobile 
industry. More than $35,000 has been expended for decora- 

tions, furniture and appointments, and the indications are that 
Manager Wahlgreen's aim to make the show the most beautiful 
one of its kind in America will be realized. 

The main display room is 200 feet in length and 190 feet in 
breadth. Two side rooms, 137 feet by 56 feet each, will also 
be thrown into the main display room by opening the eight sets 
of big folding doors. Accessories will be displayed in booths 
in the three large corridors of the second floor. These corridors 
will be decorated in harmony with the large display room. An 
unsurpassed display of accessories is promised. 

Special lighting effects have been arranged by Walter D'Arcy 
Ryan, electrical genius of the Panama-Pacific Exposition. 

So great is the importance attached to this first annual Pacific 
Automobile Show that special trains left Chicago immediately 
upon the conclusion of the Chicago show, carrying many of the 
captains of the industry from the East and the Middle West. 
Similar trains were also arranged for from Southern California 
and the Northwest. That the gathering of the motor-wise at 
the Golden Gate during the week of February 10-18 will be a 
representative one may therefore be accepted as a fact. 

A. A. A. Endorses California Headlight Law 

The problem of the headlights, at least for the time being, 
seems to be best met, according to Chairman O. I. Yellott of the 
A. A. A. Legislative Board by the simple suggestion of the So- 
ciety of Automobile Engineers that "no beam of reflected light 
shall rise above 42 inches at a distance of 75 feet." This de- 
cision is the outcome of much study and experiments during 
the past year, and adheres closely to the California plan of 
bending the lamp brackets in such a way as to divert the rays 

to the ground. 

* * * 

Autoists to Meet to Discuss Dumbarton Project 

This afternoon (Saturday) the civic and supervisorial bodies 
of San Francisco, San Mateo, and many of the counties in the 
San Joaquin Valley will meet in Redwood City to form a Ways 
and Means and Legislative Committees to further the move- 
ment for constructing an automobile bridge across the bay at 
Dumbarton Point. An enabling Act, No. 647, in the Senate and 
No. 862 in the Assembly was introduced in the Legislature to 
assist in this popular movement, and will come up for consid- 
eration at the adjourned session in March. 

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Super-mileage service and luxurious 
riding comfort are likewise strikingly 

Ask for Folder. 

Factory Distributors 

Lichtenberger-Ferguion Co. 

1211 Van Neu Are. San Franci»co 


San Francisco News Letter 

February 10, 1917 

Record Sales of Norwalk Tires and Tubes 

San Francisco motorists are amazed at the quickness with 
which Norwalk Tires have gained recognition here, and it is 
stated that no other tire has ever gained such wide-spread 
popularity in any city of the United States as quickly as Nor- 
walk Tires have here. 

Through the inauguration of an extensive publicity campaign 
the Lichtenberger-Ferguson Company, the factory distributors, 
are making record sales of both Norwalk Tires and Norwalk 
Tubes, and it is estimated that at least one million dollars worth 
of these casings will be distributed in California during 1917. 

The luxuriously appointed service station at 1211 Van Ness 
avenue is said to be one of the most complete service stations 
in the entire West, and is replete with every facility that can 
possibly come within the sphere of tire needs. 

The San Francisco salesrooms are in charge of L. H. Coppel, 
and a number of sales lieutenants are effecting a most complete 
distribution throughout the northern part of the State under his 

Norwalk Tires have gained the reputation of being the most 
luxurious casings produced, and so confident are the manufac- 
turers in their claims of Norwalk tires that the guarantee of the 
casings has recently been increased, and now all Ford sizes 
carry a guarantee of 7,500 miles and larger sizes carry a guar- 
antee of 6,000 miles, and it is intimated that sometime in the 
future this guarantee will be increased to 10,000 miles. 

At present the California demand for Norwalk Tires takes 
over one-half of the Eastern factory's entire output, and at the 
rate their popularity is increasing, no doubt ninety per cent of 
the factory's output will be distributed here before long. 

The Lichtenberger-Ferguson Company are to be congratu- 
lated on their success with Norwalk Tires and Tubes. 

* * * 

Expert Says 90 Per Cent of Gasoline is Wasted 

Those who feel that the modern gasoline engine as used in 
present day automobiles is well nigh perfect will be surprised 
to learn that Professor Walter T. Fishleigh, Associate Professor 
of Automobile Engineering at the University of Michigan, af- 
ter making exhaustive tests on the efficiency of the internal 
combustion engine, has come to the conclusion that "the more 
we study the characteristics of the present type of engine, and 
the more we inquire into the reason for its manufacturing status 
quo, the more we are convinced that sweeping improvements 
in design must come, or the type be changed altogether." 

The conclusions which Professor Fishleigh has drawn are 
the result of elaborate tests which show that out of every dol- 
lar's worth of gasoline purchased by the owner of a modern 
automobile only ten cents worth of power is developed at the 
flywheel and delivered to the transmission box. The other 
ninety cents worth of power is dissipated in the form of heat 
losses to the exhaust, cooling water, cooling air and friction. 
Professor Fishleigh predicts that radical changes must be made 
in the design of the present type, or that the present "Otto 
cycle" must be discontinued in favor of a more efficient system 

of internal combustion engine. 

* * * 

Franklin Car Warms Up Quickly in Cold Weather 

The Franklin car, it is said, was the first to come out in 1914 
with the type of suction yoke heater that is this year being 
adopted by several other manufacturers of high-grade cars. 
This device consists of a light aluminum case built around the 
intake manifold and connected directly to the exhaust through 
a short pipe. Just as soon as the cylinders fire, the exhaust 
gases circulate through the case and effectively pre-heat the 
charge, thereby quickly bringing about the complete combustion 
necessary to rapidly heat the engine up to even-running tem- 
perature. The Franklin, being air-cooled, naturally warms up 
faster than a water cooled car because there is no water to be 
heated, and with the heating device in use, only one to one and 
a half minutes is required to bring the Franklin engine up to 

the even-running, economical operating temperature. 

* * • 

A First-Class Garage 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 

Pathfinder Design Said to Be Revolutionary 

Members of the automobile engineering profession claim 
that in the new Pathfinder with concealed top and concealed 
spare wheel and tires, entirely new chassis design, sixty-inch 
springs, as well as the most attractive body offered in years and 
other feature, is an automobile that will mark a real revolution 
in the motor car world. 

"The evolution of the motor car is rich in unintentional hu- 
mor, which it is believed has come to an end," writes a Path- 
finder engineer. "One can look back and smile at the many 
strange motor car creations, but is our own day entirely without 
its humor? One may recall to mind the first body of the 'Stan- 
hope' type, with the dash, from which at one time the designers 
even forgot to eliminate the whip socket. But to counterbal- 
ance this, is the spectacle of the many brilliant designers and 
captains of the motor car industry, allowing the top to be reefed 
and carried haphazard when not in use, like a mainsail aft of 

the tonneau." 

* * * 

Checks Speeding Train and Auto Car 

Chasing a freight train twenty miles, catching it, sidetrack- 
ing one of its cars and unloading it, sounds like a bold train 
hold-up worthy of the most exciting Missouri traditions, but 
it isn't. It's just a little story of how it happened that four 
KisselKars built especially for the big Chicago show were on 
exhibition at the Detroit automobile show the week before. On 
Friday, the day before the Detroit show opened, J. F. Lynch, 
representing the Kissel Motor Car Company, received an order 
from the Detroit dealer for a duplicate of each of the four 
models exhibited at New York, the same to go by express. The 
train was checked en route and the cars containing the machines 

were side-tracked, then driven back to the Kissel factory. 

* » » 

Automobile Engineers to Change Name 

Arrangements are already under way for the proposed change 
in name of the Society of Automobile Engineers to Society of 
Automotive Engineers — a name more in keeping with the en- 
larged activities of the society, which now includes in its mem- 
bership airplane, tractor, stationary and motor boat engine 
designers, as well as motor car engineers. 


Marathon Tires are built to meet the de- 
mand for Quality— not the competition of 

They appeal to that growing class of motor- 
ists who realize the economy of paying just 
a little more in order to get something 
a great deal better. 

California Tire & Rubber Co. 


W. H. HOMER, General Manager 

497 Golden Gate Ave., Cor. Polk St. 


February 10, 1917 

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San Francisco News Letter 

February 10, 1917 


Although New York is still in the grip of winter, thoughts of 
lighter clothes to be worn under sunny skies begin to be forced 
on our attention. Immediately after the holiday season the 
shops begin to show a tempting array of thin dresses and light 
suits, for it is now that the exodus to warmer climes begins to 
take place. Those of us who either from choice or necessity 
must see the winter through in the cold regions, may still con- 
template the styles that are offered for Southern wear, for they 
are a pretty accurate forecast of what will be worn when spring 

The delicate lingerie dress this season is of Georgette, chiffon 
cloth or net — these for the more formal dresses, while for other 
purposes there are dainty, fine voiles, with new printed, woven 
or embroidered designs in the most attractive colorings imagin- 
able. Net dresses are finely embroidered and trimmed with lace, 
while those of chiffon and Georgette are adorned with the ubi- 
quitous embroidery in cross-stitch, beads or darning stitch. 

The New Colors. 

Green is one of the most fashionable colors for the coming 
season. It has already been launched by Paris with great suc- 
cess; furthermore, it is the true color of spring, and for that 
reason most appropriate for this season of the year. There is 


Left— Blouse of Chiffon with Oyster-White Tussur Skirt. 
Right — Crepe de Chine Negligee with Angel Sleeves. 

a delicate canary yellow used both for afternoon and evening 
gowns which is quite new and promises to be very much fav- 
ored. Yellow in any shade seems to meet with approval. The 
deep mustard and citron shades are considered especially smart 
for sports clothes. 

We have not been able to get away from dark blue, for, in 
spite of many people being tired of it, Fashion considers it 
correct for the tailored suit and dress, and it is much too prac- 
tical a color to be discarded. 

Blouses of Chiffon. 

The sketch illustrates a blouse of chiffon made to be worn 
outside the skirt, a style which increases in popularity as time 
goes on. The neck line, going straight across the front and 
back from shoulder to shoulder, is also proving very popular. 
This line is not so hard when the material is softly shirred, and 
an additional piece of plain chiffon is placed over the shoul- 
der. Shirred pockets at the edge of the peplum, and the ribbon 
decoration ending in loops below the belt, which is finished 
with a prim, tailored bow directly in front, are special style 

features worthy of consideration, for they appear in many of 
the new models, varying according to the nature of the design. 

Blouses of satin and silk are also making their way among 
the very sheer materials which are now being used. 

The tailored skirt with large pockets placed over the inverted 
pleats at the sides is one of the newest modes in separate skirts. 
The skirt is of oyster-white tusur. 

Tussur and Pongee Very Smart. 

Tussur and pongee have few rivals among the materials for 
suits and dresses. With splashes of bright colors in huge dots 
or squares against a white or natural background, they make the 
most fascinating sports suits. The striped and dotted designs 
are very striking and introduce an entirely new note. Some of 
the designs are distinctly Oriental in effect. Silk and wool jer- 
sey are other important fabrics which in spite of having been 
used over and over again are still counted among fashionable 
For the Boudoir. 

A negligee with angel sleeves is one of the latest offerings for 
the woman who loves to be daintily and becomingly attired in 
her boudoir. A sketch is shown here. The negligee is of crepe 
de Chine, with fine lace edging around the collar and pockets, 
and sleeves of deep lace flouncing. The pockets and sleeves 
are weighted with silk tassels. 

Boudoir caps of net, chiffon and lace trimmed with ribbon are 
still seen in great numbers. A very pretty cap of blue chiffon 
with a pleated net ruffle and long streamers of blue ribbon is a 
recent importation from Paris. A large pearl ornament was 
placed in front. Another cap of cream net was trimmed with 
narrow blue ribbon in lattice effect around the edge. Tiny pink 
rosebuds held down the lattice where the ribbon crossed itself. 
A ribbon bow on the crown and a soft ruffle to frame the face 
completed this dainty trifle. Such caps are easily made from 
scraps which you may have left over in the house. 

Hotel St. Francis 

Mural Cafe — Dinner a la Carle, 6 to 9 P. M. 
Ferdinand Stark's Orchestra 

T)ancing In Rose Room, 9 P. M. to I A. M. 

Except Sunday 

Arthur Hickman's Orchestra 

Palace Hotel 


Every Evening from Seven to One, except Sunday 


Every Sunday Evening beginning at Seven O'Clock 

Orchestra of 25 Pieces 

Herman Heller, Director 


Table d'Hote at $2.00 per cover, also a la carte 



9 The servant problem is solved. 

4 Extraordinary low rates to permanent guests. 


CARL SWORD, Manager 



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Paid-up Capital 

Reserve Fund 

Reserve Liability of 

Aggregate Assets 
31st March 1916 


- 13,375,000.00 

- 17,500,000.00 


J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

341 BRANCHES and AGENCIES in the Australian StaUs, New Zealand. 
Fiji. Papua, (New Guinea), and London. The Bank transacts every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 

Head Office: London Office: 


The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 


Paid-up Capital $15,000,000 

Reserve Fund 13,500,000 


JOHN AIRD General Maaigtr I v ^-, . ., ,,,,., 

H. V. F. JONES Assistant General Manager I Aggregate Resource 250,000,000 

London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 

New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 

Branches in all parts of Canada, including Yukon Territory 

and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 
Bruce Heathcote, Manager 
A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 

The Anglo & London Paris National Bank 


Capital Stock $1,000,000.00 
Surplus and Un- 
divided Profits 1.9%. J.' I. f.l 
Deposits 55.186,718.12 

Issues Letters of Credit 
and Travelers Checks 
available in all parts of 
the world. Buys and sells 
Foreign Exchange. 

Finances Exports and 


Members of the San 

Francisco Stock and Bond 



^ e German Savings & Loan Society 



Incorporated 1868 


526 California Street 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Member of the Associated Savings Banks of Ban Francisco 
The following Branches for Receipt and Payment of Deposits only: 

MISSION BRANCH, S. E. Corner Mission and 21st Streets 
RICHMOND DIST. BRANCH, S.W. Cor. Clement and 7th Ave. 
HAIGHT ST. BRANCH, S. W. Cor. Haight and Belvedere 

DECEMBER 30, 1916 

Assets $66,633,735.94 

Deposits 63.499.332.39 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 2,134.403 55 

Employees' Pension Fund 235.045.38 

Number of Depositors 69.024 

Office Hours: 10 o'clock A. M. to 3 o'clock P. M., except Saturdays to 
12 o'clock M. and Saturday evenings from 6 o'clock P. M. to 8 o'clock P. M. 
for receipt of deposits only. 

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seems necessary." The typewriter pa] id in attractive and dur- 

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The manuscript covers are sold in similar boxes containing one hundred 

Order through your printer or stationer, or. if so desired, we will send 
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The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Mgr. Frederick S. Dick, Asst. Mgr. 




Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $11,326,205 


The Home Insurance Company 

Organized 1853 

Cash Capital, $6,000,000 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners any- 
where in United States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss by 
fire. Automobile insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental income by fire. 

ROFF & SHEAHAN, General Agents 
333 California Street. 

City Index and Purchasers' Guide 


Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street; 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
hank Bldg., 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 3578. 

Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St., above Bush. San Fran- 
cisco. Cal. Phone Douglas 601. 

Samuel M. Shortrldge, Attorney-at-L-aw. Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Sutter 36. 


Queen Regent Merger Mines Company. 

Location of principal place of business, Ban Francisco, California. Lo- 
cation of works. Mineral t'ounty. Nev.-nla 

Notice Is hereby given that at , meeting oi the i 'ire, tors, held on the 
second day of January, P'17. an assessment of one-half cent per share 
was levied upon thi "ration, payable inl- 

ine United States, to the Secretary, at the 
u v. .".:'.; Monadnocfe Building', San Pi ifornla. 

stock on which thli nt shall remain unpaid on tl 

day of February. 1917, will hi- delinquent and advertised for sale at public 
auction, and unless payment i* made before, will be sold on Monds 

Mtarch, 1917, t-> pay the delinquent assessment, together with 
costs OX advertising and expenses <>: 

It n. WADE), Secretary. 
.137 Monadnock Building;, Ban Pranrtsoo, California. 


-IE WHITE Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN JOHN WHITE. Defendant. 
brought In I "la in and for 

dnl filed In the office 
Clerk of - 'ton & Payne, 


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WHITE. Def ' answer the 

complaint In '" < ne Super- 

inty of 

; of this summons — 

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ere. . 

And vou are hereby nollncl that unless you appear and answer as above 

I, the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any money or damages 

it a* arts!- ract or will apply to the 

f demanded In the complaint 

Given under mv hand and • <■»! of irt at the City and 

Count, of Pan Fra -ember. 

""• II I MET.rP.EVY. Clerk. 

Pv w !'. CABTAONETTO Deputy Clerk. 
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Have a hobby if you would live long — take a rest! 

Turkey can only remain in Europe by very astute diplo- 
matic gobbling. 

If Congress doesn't talk Preparedness to death the coun- 
try will survive. 

Apparently the Republican party in California is only 

awaiting the chaplain. 

There's a disposition to stone the local Magdalens, just 

now, but not with diamonds. 

The big pow-wow in the Prussian diet, just now, has no 

connection with the high cost of living. 

The Kaiser announces that Germany will fight to the last 

man. The Kaiser ought to know: he'll be there. 

Local bakers are debating a ten ounce loaf for five cents. 

It's a cinch that the public will lose the argument. 

According to the latest war despatch, Hawaii, not Japan, 

has captured New York — with the hula-hula dance. 

The typewriter is a much more vicious weapon than a 

sword in constructive war, when handled by Roosevelt. 

United States munition plants hum with war work. So 

do those of Europe. Satan, elate, still rides the storm. 

An extremely interesting society wedding secret was re- 
vealed this week, after a long silence — by an eight pound baby. 

Dutch newspapers assert that the time is not ripe for 

a diplomatic break. Rather it looks that the time was over- 

Governor Johnson tackled seven more "farewell" ban- 
quets, this week. At thiV rate he will reach Washington in 
Progressive- Preparedness. 

The vineyard men of California declare that the old-time 

saloon must go. Brother D. M. Gandier, of the "drys," is will- 
ing, provided it keeps going. 

Once the farmers oi this country dreamed of $1 wheat. 

Under war conditions the price has been boosted to $2. Now 
the public rides the Nightmare. 

The Old Guard ot the Bohemian Club will send their 

usual cablegram to Raphael Weill at Paris, congratulating him 
on his birthday, February 21s f . Good fellowship and brotherly 
spirit still laces the world, despite the temporary disturbance. 

Heney's political machine, to reach the governorship at 

Sacramento, is rapidly being put into shape. All it requires is 

Greenback Gasoline to fuinish action. 


A "newspaper" doctor argues that the boys of the nation 

should be given compulsory military training to save their 
health. This fellow is evidently after the boy vote. 

The twenty-five members on the vice committee ap- 
pointed by Mayor Rolph will evidently use their time as pall- 
bearers to Brother Smith's campaign of impropriety. 

The devil prevails. Lawson has failed to make good his 

charge in the infamous Wall street leak in the Washington 
peace note, and has lapsed into impenetrable silence. 

A famous hen died this week. While overcackling to 

announce her feat of laying three eggs she was assassinated by 
a masked hireling of the committee of the high cost of living. 

Local police captains have been ordered to stop at once 

all gambling in the city. Impossible ! According to the records 
gambling was announced as being completely stopped many 
months ago. 

Nobody, not even a survivor of the Ford Peace commis- 
sion, is dusting the chairs in the Hague tribunal, and the moths 
continue to weave their nests among the wing feathers of the 
Dove of Peace. 

W. H. Moffat, a coast cattle magnate, is reported to be 

planning to control the Iamb market in this territory — which 
means that in his kindliness he will gather in the lamb-public 
at the same time. 

William Sproule o' the Southern Pacific Railroad has 

offered the rail facilities Ot that big corporation to the United 
States army. That would be riding the khaki clad rushers on a 
rail to some purpose. 

District Attorney Fickert seems to be developing a 

"habit" in convictions as indicated by the rapid-fire work of 
disposing of Billings and Mooney, in the Preparedness day dy- 
namite cases. Next! 

Local society women have adopted the fad of studying 

the machinery of automobiles. Several lovely innovations are 
to be introduced in the shipe of embroidered covers to cylinder 
heads and rosettes tor carburetors. 

Five hundred dollars a day is the allowance for patron- 
age at the State legislature, and the mazuma is gobbled even 
to the last nickel. Can it be that the famous "paint eating" 
brigade of ihe graft prosecution are now members there? 

The Astor baby's expenses were $29,000 for last year. 

He has a toy camel wortr. $30, a frame attorney worth $4,000 
a year: a loving physician worth $6,500 annually, and with a 
score of other ornamental salaried servitors he kicks on being 
dressed and squalls wildly when he sees a bottle. For a stom- 
ach incased in embroidere.! fine lines, can you bea' 


The Pork Barrel 
Lustily Militant. 

Pork barrel extravagance is running 
amuck as usual in the present ses- 
sion of Congress. Some $38,000,- 
000 has been appropriated to 
deepen the inveterate creeks and undrained wells for naval 
purposes. Even the new situation in the European war fails 
to restrain the germ infested pork barrel rider from his fell de- 
termination of scattering the nation's funds where they will 
best benefit his constituency in sluicing a creek or adding a 
foolish wing to the makings of a Postoffice, and thus bolster his 
chances of re-election. This class of national legislators are as 
pin-headed and as calloused in conscience as the moss-backed 
representatives who mulcted the national treasury for their own 
wretched selfishness in the '40's. Because the United States 
are extremely wealthy in this period of its development is no 
reason to rob the nation. 

Representative James A. Freer, of Wisconsin, a minority 
member of the House Committee on Rivers and Harbors, has 
for some time striven to ameliorate the present scrofulous situa- 
tion by abolishing the abuses attending appropriations for river 
and harbor work and the attendant 
favoritism in parceling out con- 
tracts. He proposes a Federal 
board composed of members of rec- 
titude and experience, which shall 
manage all such waterway improve- 
ments. Other nations successfully 
use this form of control. Congress- 
man Freer figures that under the 
present pork barrel system at least 
one-half of the $38,000,000 appro- 
priation, this year, wil be wasted in 
the usual extravagance. Such 
vicious raids on the national treas- 
ury is growing with the sessions, 
and has come to be regarded as a 
regular institution by the looters. 
According to Representative Freer's \| 
records, during the last forty years 
transportation by river routes, ex- 
cept on deep waterways, has de- 
creased from 80 to 90 per cent. Dur- 
ing that period more than $240,000,- 
000 has been appropriated for im- 
provements in connection with the 
Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio 
rivers, besides great sums for the 
smaller streams, in the face of the 
steadily decreasing use of the rivers 
in Congress must win in this contest or Democracy go to the 
wall in this country. The pork barrel is one of the last of a 
company of like abuses, a situation which, in itself, is signifi- 
cant of much improvement. It lies with the universities of this 
country to turn out the stamp of conscientious men who will 
sweep clean the floors of Congress in this respect. 


A strikingly new and aggressive 
Big Move on movement on the part of organized 

Labor's Part. labor has just developed in Wash- 

ington, D. C, by national labor 
leaders, headed by President Samuel Gompers, of the American 
Federation of Labor, and leading labor representatives in Mex- 
ico and Porto Rico. This is the entering wedge of an effort to 
create a Pan-American blanket movement in the three Americas 
and the adjoining islands. Labor organization in these United 
States is, of course, on a stable footing. This organization, 
with headquarters at Washington, will lend all the force and 
resources at its command to put labor in the southern Americas 
on a like stable footing. 

The southern Americas and the island possessions are rec- 
ognized as unusually fruitful ground just now for capital seek- 
ing investments in concessions. Labor plans to prevent the 
bestowal of these concessions on the ground that these conces- 
sions in the shape of natural resources are a vital part of the 
wealth of the common people ; "hence these resources should be 

^, 8ct, Maw, \ 
/ 1 CAM'f 8E.AR To >. 

From tte 

Virile political honesty 

reserved for the exploitation and benefit of the common people 
whose material future may be endangered for decades and per- 
haps centuries." 

The new organization also plans to protect the native labor 
of the south against capital's so-called exploitation of the mili- 
tary idea. Every effort will be made to check military domina- 
tion from any quarter on the western hemisphere. Demands 
will be made for free speech, free assemblages, a free press, 
and, above all, the right to strike. Propaganda is being issued 
and the contest is on. 

Inevitably this movement must prove of slow growth even if 
it attains any energy and extent. The Latin race dwelling be- 
low the northern boundary of Mexico is quite different men- 
tally and emotionally from the people north of that line. Cli- 
mate, soil, products, methods and the handling of labor is also 
different. Many fine and important points must be worked out 
before there can be any cohesion among the divergent classes 
and countries. This scheme on the part of organized labor is 
following the natural trend of development occasioned by the 
big war, internationalism. As a movement in that direction it 
has many difficult obstacles to over- 

The U-Boat Crisis. 

The crisis is now practically past 
in the Kaiser's latest efforts to cir- 
cumvent his enemies by a U-boat 
blockade of the British Isles with- 
out considering the international 
rights of neutral nations. When the 
Washington administration severed 
diplomatic relations with Germany, 
that country recognized that she had 
blundered. Since then her leading 
spokesmen have made numbers of 
efforts to show that somehow official 
Washington had failed to interpret 
her real motives in this grave mat- 
ter of preserving American lives 
when neutral vessels were torpe- 
doed. Despite the lofty attitude 
taken by the Kaiser on several in- 
ternational knotty questions be- 
tween these two countries, he has 
always provided, in the back of his 
mind, that under any extraordinary 
stress in peace discussions he would 
have three friends to rely on in a 
pinch, Spain, the Pope and Washington. Though he has utter 
contempt for a democracy like the United States, he is fully 
aware of its influence, vast resources and wealth. The Spring 
offensive is in sight, and his enemies are girding themselves 
for the final great push; for this reason he recognizes that this 
is no time to heckle Washington. This is the best guarantee 
this country has that he will show some respect for American 
lives in his present U-boat campaign. 


After a fortnight's trial the vigilant 
The U-Boats Inferno, efforts of the U-submarine boats as- 
sembled to effectively blockade the 
waters surrounding the United Kingdom have failed in their 
purpose. Eighty-one vessels were sunk by submarines in two 
weeks, less than ten per cent of the number which reached Eng- 
lish harbors in safety. On the announcement of the German 
blockade of English ports, the neutral mercantile shipping 
world were in a quandary, and for almost a week there was a 
check in departures bound for England's ports. The casualties 
under the new U-boat blockade naturally exceeded those of the 
former system of terrorizing the waters surrounding the United 
Kingdom. Casualties have not been as large as expected: the 
result has been that sailing dates from Atlantic ports to Eng- 
land have been resumed, but in lesser numbers. The naval 
board of England is resorting to every means to sweep the 
North Seas of the U-boats. The latest plan, suggested by an 
American, is to employ speedy pleasure motor boats armed with 

News-Press (St. Joseph, 


February 17, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

light guns. These little vessels are alert, quick and extraordi- 
narily efficient in this line of work. England is now dotting 
the surrounding waters with several thousands of them. Nor- 
wegian vessels have suffered most from the German U-boats, 
and the United States least. In ten days the British lost 43 
vessels, the European neutrals 32, other belligerents 5, and 
America 1, a total tonnage of 173,377. 

Billy Sunday's son, George, is quoted as saying that he has 
declined on his father's behalf an offer of $1,000,000 from a 
moving picture concern. If only the talking machine accom- 
paniment, which inventors presumably are still working on, 
were completed, Billy might accept such an offer without feel- 
ing that he was "commercializing Christ," as his son expresses 


* * * 

A member of the committee on appropriations of Congress 
figures that the inquiry into the alleged stock "leak" on Presi- 
dent Wilson's peace note is likely to cost $100,000. In due 
course we shall find out whether the public knowledge is to be 
increased to a degree warranting the investment. In the calcu- 
lation, Lawyer Whipple's fee is placed at $25,000. 

* * * 

The world will rejoice to know that Auguste Rodin, instead 
of being ill on a certain day recently, as reported, was married 
on that day. The rumor and its happy correction will serve to 
freshen the realization that in Rodin the present generation 
has one of its very greatest artists, and to recall that the recog- 
nition .of his pre-eminence as a sculptor was won, against pre- 
judice, by faithful and persistent adherence to his own ideals 
and convictions. 

Boy scouts in all parts of the United States, are becoming 
an especially valuable element in society. In some places they 
are being trained in junior police work, in others in relief work. 
In Boston they are to be taught the arts of woodcraft. If, as 
has been said, the boy is father to the man, there should be a 
large number of handy and useful citizens among the fathers 
a generation hence. 

* * * 

The news that tenants of large apartment houses are form- 
ing social clubs, with duly elected officers and committees, and 
frequent meetings and entertainments, will surprise only those 
who have not realized the rapid development of this type of 
building, until swimming pools, common living rooms, ball 
rooms and roof gardens have ceased to excite comment. If 
this trend is to continue, however, who knows but that socio- 
logical writers, in the near future, may gravely discuss "Com- 
munity Life Among the Modern Cliff Dwellers?" And per- 
haps, one fine day, as we are on our way to visit the Mayor of 
the Riverdale Apartments, in his fortieth-floor domicile, we 
may encounter a parade of the Riverdale Bryan Club passing 

the reviewing stand in front of Suite 4073. 

* * * 

It will be a comfort to schoolboys with a reputation for 
"howlers" to find that popular novelists have been guilty of 
blunders just as glaring, particularly in their references to 
music. A recent number of the Music Student gives amusing 
instances of some almost incredible mistakes. To begin with 
Jane Austen : Marianne, in "Sense and Sensibility," to cover a 
confidential conversation, plays a "very powerful concerto" on 
the piano. In "Trilby," Svengali and Gecko play a "wonderful 
double improvisation," in which they "fugued and canoned and 
counterpointed" extempore! Then one of Ouida's heroes, who 
are apt to be amazing, lets his "Strad" fall, with the result that 
its keys are smashed! And finally, Marion Crawford, in "A 
Roman Singer," makes a violinist play the chord of A minor, 
and, while sustaining it, produce "the sound of a laughing voice 
high up above." 

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through historic scenes of days of war, now alive with southern 
life and industry. The sunset Limited and its connection at 
New Orleans with the New York and New Orleans Limited 
makes an ideal winter trip East. Service the best. Stop-over 
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— — As was forecasted in this column, the boomerang vil- 
ifying charges of Tom Lawson regarding the so-called leak in 
President Wilson's peace note has reacted on Tommy and the 
beguiling harpies who prey on victims in Wall street. Con- 
gress plans to investigate both them and the scrofulous mem- 
bers of Congress with whom they consort in the illegitimate 
business of trading legislative secrets for profits in Wall street. 
Already there has been a mad scramble to cover signs and evi- 
dence in cases of influential parties. Many of the brokers' 
books, letters and 'phone messages have been taken charge of 
by the Congressional committee. Trading by Congressmen is 
evidenced in numbers of these books. The apt explanation of 
the brokers so far is that the orders were for investment com- 
mitments and not speculative. The "regular" newspaper men 
at Washington are making every effort to locate and disbar any 
of their members that may be tarred in this game of selling 
Congressional secrets to Wall street. So far only one nest of 
such scavengers of the press has been located, and both of the 
men scotched have been "fired" so swiftly that smoke followed 
their egress. 

War's perilous demands are now snatching at our cloth- 
ing, not on account of the high cost of trowsers and skirts, but 
on the score of practical utility. From Chicago to this city there 
is sweeping a simoon of change whereby the skirts of women 
are being lifted aside, with nice propriety, and overalls of the 
common or garden kind are being substituted. This substitution 
is the first important move in Preparedness, according to the 
Solons in Congress, and of course everything they suggest 
should be swallowed. They engendered the overall idea from 
the reports of the neglige work which high-bred women in 
England, France and Germany are now doing abroad on the 
farms and in the kindergartens. The married Solons argue that 
if women can beat the high cost of the latest frilled modes by 
wearing overalls at farm work in the morning, at teas in the 
afternoon, and at Mardi Gras revels in the evening, the men 
will have a chance to tuck away a few pennies in beating the 
war game. The bill has been passed without debate, and local 
department stores are now laying in great stocks of overalls — 
for women. 

A cockroach is in the soup! When our sturdy local po- 
lice planned their grand annual ball at the Civic Auditorium, 
February 20th, little did they reck that the rampant vice cru- 
sade would play didoes with their plans and rumple their tem- 
per and hopes. Too late they have discovered that the usual 
$500 for the restaurant privileges, the $600 for handling wraps 
and other tiddledewinks, the bar concession, a silk lined cinch 
that, without the tenderloin vice taint, brings in at least $1,000 
plunks, and the hat and parcel hot bun as safe as a certified 
check for 350 samoleons — all. all have gone to pot, because of 
the wild, wild scare of the vice crusaders to clean up the town 
and bar liquors, and such, from the dancing map. If the police 
ever has a pull it will be exercised on this extraordinary occa- 
sion, and prove to posterity that a star can twinkle in the night 
even against the prickly sentiment of prohibition. 

They were dining off fowl in a restaurant in the Latin 

quarter of San Francisco, and the dago red was plentiful. "You 
see," he explained, as he showed her the wish-bone, "you take 
hold here. Then we must both made a wish and pull, and when 
it breaks, the one who has the bigger part of it will have his or 
her wish granted." "But I don't know what to wish for," she 
protested. "Oh, you can think of something," he said. "No, I 
can't," she replied; "I can't think of anything I want very 
much." "Well. I'll wish for you," he exclaimed. "Will you, 
really?" she asked. "Yes " "Well, then, there's no use fool- 
ing with the old wish-bor.e," she interrupted, with a glad smile; 
"you can have me." 

Peck — Of course, like all women, you have an inordinate 

curiosity. Mrs. Peck — Got a curiosity, have I? I've got a 
freak. — Boston Transcript. 

San Francisco News Letter 

February 17, 1917 

Mardi Gras Engrossing. 

The Mardi Gras ball next Tuesday at the St. Francis Hotel 
is occupying the attention of the smart set to the exclusion of 
everything else. Which does not mean that the women are not 
going through the usual routine motions of the day's activities, 
which cram the moments until the hour strikes for the ball. 

But the spirit is not present enough, though the body may be 
among those included at the festivities of these preliminary 
days. For of a truth, every woman is wondering why she put 
off getting her costume until the last moment, or why she did, or 
did not, dc this, that or the other thing for the Mardi Gras, and 
she cannot do more than pretend to concentrate on anything not 
connected with this gala e\ent. 

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Templeton Crockers Dine the "200." 

There are many things that conspire to make this ball of 
special social importance. In the first place, the event will be 
staged in a ballroom especially built for the affair, and that adds 
a glamour to the occasion. The Templeton Crockers are giving 
a magnificent dinner to 200 guests at the St. Francis Hotel, and 
those who are bidden to this dinner are naturally more inter- 
ested in their costumes than if they were just to be on display 
at the ball. Mrs. Templeton Crocker always wears the costume 
magnifique, and this year has it that both she and her husband 
are going to overreach theii own records. Mrs. Crocker has en- 
tertained very little this season, and therefore the dinner in- 
vitations came as a great surprise because the frivolous set is 
gradually reconciling itself to the fact that every year "Helene 
becomes more of a highbrow," as one of her intimates put it 
the other day. 

© '© © 

Mrs. Crocker Attitudinizes. 

The genius who Englished the expression "high brow" into 
the language gave a short cut to the race which detests circum- 
locution. It has a flavor which is all its own, and can be used in 
terms of awe or opprobrium by the simple device of inflection. 
When applied to the beautiful and youthful Mrs. Crocker by the 
smart set of Burlingame, it is so coated in awe that it is posi- 
tively awesome! Mrs. Ciocker takes her reading matter bolt 
upright — in fact, it is the stiff sort of literature which cannot 
be folded into position for hammock or reclining chair uses. 
Those who have only a bowing acquaintance with her, and those 
who only know her by sight and via the society columns, get 
no hint of the student side of her, which is the real side. She 
wears beautiful clothes and pictorially always adds much to 
che assemblage of "fair women and brave men," when she goes 
out, but more and more she has gone in for the intellectual side 
of life, which always takes the accent off the giddy-gadabout- 
ness of the gay set. 

© © © 

Male Busybodying. 

Mrs. Fred Kohl is once more wearing roses in her cheeks, and 
is no longer wan and lily-like as she was when she first returned 
from the East with the Templeton Crockers. She is settled 
now in the house she has taken in Burlingame, and is going 
about the business of being happy, and is succeeding in look- 
ing like her old radiant self at any rate. The probability of a 
reconciliation between the Kohls has gone a-glimmering even 
among the optimists, but it cheers the hearts of every one to 
know that the male busybody who set the match to smoul- 
dering troubles is now as unpopular with Mr. Kohl as he is with 
Mrs. Kohl. 

© © © 

Mme. Melba and Mrs. Kohl. 

Mme. Melba, who has always been a house guest of the 
Kohls, was very shocked to learn of the rift in their lute, and 
has spent much time going about the city and peninsula with 
Mrs. Kohl, of whom she is very fond. It was Melba who first 
lifted Mrs. Kohl's voice out of the dilly-dally tante class by 
putting the seal of her astonishment on it. She heard Mrs. 

Kohl sing after a dinner party, and declared that with proper 
training she might hope to become one of the great singers of 
the world. Until that time society had enjoyed Mrs. Kohl's 
voice mainly in the popular songs of the moment, but under 
the fire of Melba's enthusiasm, Mrs. Kohl began to study and to 
stop using her voice to penetrate the cool of summer evenings 
to the tinkle of the guitar on the deep verandas. She took 
care of her voice, studied as much as a busy society woman 
could, but never seriously entertained the idea of dedicating 
herself to the intrepid task of becoming a supplicant for the 
world's approval as one of the great divas. Even now that 
the walls of domesticity have fallen, Mrs. Kohl does not intend 
to exclusively devote herself to music. 

© © © 
Third Degree for Guests. 

The rules and regulations, restrictions and inhibitions of the 
new Athletic Club will gradually be conned by the members, 
and then the feeling will wear off that an excursion into the 
club for a guest is a mild form of the third degree. 

Guests are registered before the hostess enters the dining 
room, or she is politely stopped at the door on her way out, and 
requested to register her guests. This rule is devised to safe- 
guard the by-law that a member may not bring the same guest 
but twice during the year. Up to the present time the simple 
process of registration is in force — so far the Bertillon system 
of measurement, photographs, finger prints and foot marks are 
not required. 

© © © 

Spindle Shanks and Double Chins Protected. 

Doubtless the directors were animated by a safe and sane de- 
sire to protect the interests of the thousand and more members 
by not swinging wide the doors in welcome to guests. One can 
understand that members going through reduction exercises in 
the gymnasium, swatting the tennis ball, or coming all dripping 
wet from the plunge, do not want a spectators' row of non-mem- 
bers card indexing their good or bad points. 

But some of the members have not taken the trouble to read 
all the printed matter in the membership book, and the other 
morning a well known woman took a friend who is not a mem- 
ber in to luncheon. They got by the registration at the door 
without having their feelings mussed up, but all unaware of the 
"keep off the grass" laws the member showed her friend 
through the club — a courtesy that was only permissable during 
the opening days when the club was not yet in use. In the 
swimming tank there were two beauteous damsels practicing 
the Australian stroke, and they did not think of asking the two 
women who glanced idly at them for a moment whether they 
had their membership cards with them. But along came a 
director and recognized that an alien was treading on forbid- 
den planks— and in a manner which her hearers decided was 
more incisive than polite she explained the faux pas. 
© © © 

Separate Tank for Guests. 

Then a brilliant idea came to the guest, who should have 
been crushed, but whose mind went right on 'working. Said 
she : "Kismet had the right idea. Do you remember how he 
drowned his man and watched the bubbles! I think the club 
should have separate tanks where the erring guest who stum- 
bles in here by mistake could be quietly and effectively im- 
mersed in water until her memory of this incarnation is perma- 
nently water-logged." 

© © © 
Bar Privileges in Light Demand. 

The bar privileges have been so lightly used that that fea- 
ture of the club is evidently not going to be a great source of 
income — much to the delight of every one, for there was some 
trepidation about establishing a feature which might become a 
sign post on the cocktail route. 

© © © 

Wedding Bells Tinkle. 

The blockade on the railroads caused the only note of disap- 
pointment to be struck in the marriage of Miss Katherine Hell- 
mann and Thorp Sawyer. Down at Palo Alto, where the cere- 
mony was performed in the beautiful Memorial Chapel, the sun 
sailed laughingly through the skies and defied the calendar 
which usually threatens tearful heavens at this season of the 
year. But somewhere in the Sierras the weather was putting 
over the conventional stuff done by winter, and there in a snow- 

February 17, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

bound train, the best man, Brook Wright, of Seattle, impatiently 
watched the wheels stand still. So Frederick Hellmann, uncle 
of the pretty young bride, at whose home in Chile the romance 
began, officiated as best man. The bride was lovely in white 
satin, tulle and orange blossoms, and the matron of honor, her 
sister, Mrs. Frances Berndt, and the bridesmaids, the Misses 
Roberta and Louise Hellmann, Dorothy Berry and Ruth Red- 
field all did honor to their posts. The young couple will live in 
South America for several years, at any rate, but as the bride 
has already visited there a number of times it does not seem 
like "furrin parts" to her. 

© © © 
Family Traditions Upheld. 

Another pretty family wedding of the week took place at the 
home of the Ralph Merrills, where Miss Marguerite Mehrin, 
Mrs. Merrill's sister, became the bride of William Harold Meek. 
The bride is a very attractive girl, and was attended by her two 
young sisters, the Misses Claire and Adelaide Mehrin. This 
wedding unites two young people of old California families, 
who have helped to weave many interesting colors into the so- 
cial history of California. Young Meek is the son of the late 
Harry Meek, a pioneer capitalist, and the famous Hayward 
home of the Meeks has always dispensed lavish hospitality to 
the society folk of all sides of the bay, who through all the 
stages of locomotion, from horseback riding to buggy riding, 
and finally in motor cars, have passed their way and stopped 
for a friendly chat. The newly married young couple will re- 
side at the old family home in Hayward. 

Ready for the Big Mardi Gras Ball. 

The thoughts of all lovers of gayety are turned towards the 
Mardi Gras, which will take place Tuesday night. In order 
to accommodate the throng of merrymakers who are anxious 
to participate, it has been found necessary to erect a temporary 
structure immediately adjoining the St. Francis Hotel, on the 
Post street side, and opening into the caravansary through the 
Rose Room. This building, which will be thoroughly steam- 
heated, will be 140 by 80 feet in size, with a tier of boxes on 
the main floor and another on a balcony. Edgar Walter is again 
putting to the test his remarkable artistic ability. The scene 
will be almost barbaric in its bizarre, fantastic colors, and in 
the pageant there will be introduced a number of Russian musi- 
cal instruments and also Rfssian wolf hounds. Czarina Talbot 
Walker and her Royal consort, Edmunds Lyman, will be accom- 
panied by the court ladies, Miss Helen Keeney, Mrs. Charles 
Keeney, Miss Helen Crocker, Miss Arabella Schwerin, Miss 
Gertrude Hopkins, Mrs. Andrew Welch, Miss Helen Jones and 
Mrs. Horace L. Hill, Jr., each in a costume that will be a reve- 
lation. The men of the court will include John Parrott, William 
Parrott, Archie Johnson, Walter Hush, Edgar Eyre, Lansing 
Tevis and Benson Rose, and the Royal pages will be young 
Preston Ames and William Cheatham. The event is for the 
benefit of the Children's Hospital. Tickets are $5, and may be 
obtained from the ladies of the Auxiliary and at the St. Francis 
Hotel. Floor Manager William F. Humphrey announces that 
the rule prohibiting unmasking until midnight will be rigidly 

© © © 
An Ideal Afternoon Entertainment. 

The Techau Tavern, with its homelike atmosphere, its whole- 
some food, variety of bills of fare, unusual service and con- 
venience of location, appeals particularly to business men and 
women, as is attested by the crowds that are to be found there 
every day at the Tavern's luncheon hour. In lieu of the public 
dancing, which has been discontinued in the afternoon, the 
Tavern now has what is practically a continuous afternoon 
entertainment and one which is especially suited to the refined 
taste of the Tavern's afternoon patronage. The perfume favors 
continue their great interest; every afternoon, at five, at dinner, 
and after theatre hours, costly perfume souvenirs are presented, 
without competition of any sort, to those in attendance. 

© © © 
Tiro Recitals by Stella Dennis Taylor. 

Mrs. Taylor has a charming personality and the power of 
completely captivating her audiences. She has given her suc- 
cessful and unique programs before all the important clubs of 

the bay region. Her songs are the sanest, saddest, merriest of 
songs — songs one remembers and clings to when things go 
awry. And the informality and intimacy of their rendering 
leaves one in a warm glow of appreciation. She will give one 
recital Thursday, February 20th; another on Friday, the 23d, in 
the Paul Elder Gallery, 239 Grant avenue, at three o'clock. 

© © © 
Social Events, Hotel Oakland. 

The Legislative Luncheon of Civic Center was well attended 
and most successful. The affair took place in the ball room on 
Saturday and was most interesting. 

One of the nicest dinner parties of the past week was the one 
held by Dr. Gaddis on Thursday in the Northwest Room, hav- 
ing about seventy guests. 

The 16th Annual Convention of Alameda District of the 
California Federation of Women's Clubs, convened in the 
ball room, Hotel Oakland, at 9 a. m., and held a three days' 
session which will conclude to-day. A banquet for the mem- 
bers was held Thursday evening in the ball room. Friday even- 
ing the delegates were entertained at a dancing party held in 
the ball room. • 

Preparations are already underway for the next Subscription 
Dance which will take place on February 28th in the ball room. 
This is the second of these charming affairs. 
© © © 

Easton Home Changes Owners. 

J. Cheever Cowdin has purchased the famous Easton home 
in Hillsborough for approximately $400,000. Very early in the 
social history of the Peninsula the Easton and Mills families 
located at Easton and acquired large holdings in San Mateo 
County. The Easton home was one of the first and most com- 
modious houses erected in that quarter, and despite the changes 
in structure and ornament since then, it continues to maintain 
its old distinction and tradition. Naturally it will be remod- 
led to meet the obligations of more extensive entertainment. 
Mr. Easton recently purchased 1,200 acres for a new home on 
the slopes of Mt. Diablo, and plans to build a more commodious 
home there than he had at Hillsborough. He has reserved ten 
acres at Hillsborough for the purpose of building a winter 
home. The plans of the new Easton home on the Mt. Diablo 
site are in the hands of Louis Mulgardt, who designed the 
Court of Abundance at the recent Exposition. 
© © © 

California Grays to Go to the Inauguration. 

That crack special organization, the California Grays, are 
making strong efforts to raise the necessary funds to pay their 
transportation to Washington, and there represent California 
at the inaugural procession and exercises which will celebrate 
the inauguration of President Wilson into his second term. This 
effort of the company is strongly endorsed by the San Francisco 
Real Estate Board, Down Town Association, San Francisco 
Hotel Association, Rotary Gub, Merchants' Exchange Club 
and others of like commanding stand; also by such represen- 
tative men as Mayor Rolph, Hon. Franklin K. Lane, Senator 
Phelan. R. B. Hale and Wm. Sproule. Address the financial 
committee, Alexander Russell. Robert A. Roos and Edward 
Rainey at the Civic Auditorium. 

'.• ■:■ ■ 

\isitors from the East. 

Mrs. Alfred Reeves, Alfred Reeves, general manager of the 
National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, the largest or- 
ganization of its kind in the country, and Mr. F. E. Moskovics, 
representing the Society of American Automobile Engineers, 
who are among the many delighted visitors from the East to 
attend the big Automobile show at the Anditorium, were ten- 
dered an enthusiastic reception at the Palace Hotel, Thursday 
evening, by the Motor Car Dealers' Association of San Fran- 
cisco. The gathering was the social event of "Motor Car Week" 
and in a measure capped the pleasures of the event. 

The D R r .V K A R D is a sick man 

His mtire ir«tem has become divavd kr the alcoholic poison. 

v FFI FY r t stoi cs hia to he 
P r toJ e d matter in sealed envelopes on request. 

THE KEELEY INSTITUTE. 2420 Webtter St., Cor. P.tifit A»e. 
Pboe* Ffflaore 3963 (Endoocd by U. S. ConrUMat) 

, Keeley ! 

6 San Francisco News Letter February 17, 1917 

End of Chris Evans, Melodrama Bandit Women Breaking Into the Judiciary 

Chris Evans, who headed the most extraordinary and spec- 
tacular band of outlaws in what might be called modern Cali- 
fornia, died this week at a hospital in Portland, Oregon, aged 
70 years. His closing days touched extreme poverty, from 
which he was rescued by a son who learned of his father's ex- 
tremity through newspapers. 

The exploits of the Evans and Sontag gang covered the per- 
iod from 1889 to 1894, five years, and in that time they were 
constantly in the limelight. They kept the sheriffs of a dozen 
counties on the jump together with the best detectives of Wells- 
Fargo and the Southern Pacific Company. Indian trailers were 
brought up from Arizona to run them down, trained blood- 
hounds were used, and small fortunes were offered for their 
capture, dead or alive. Only by a fluke were the two leaders 
captured, and then it was by way of a fierce duel in which the 
outlaws were almost shot to pieces by ambushed deputy 

Evans and Sor.tag robbed a number of Southern Pacific trains 
during 1889-1892, and made a number of visits east to hold up 
treasure trains. The clear evidence covering their identity 
came to light in the robbing of a Southern Pacific train near 
Collis station, in the San Joaquin Valley. Willis Polk happened 
to be on the train. He had soaked in sound ideas regarding 
"news" through his then bohemian association with newspaper- 
men, and during the excitement he gathered a succint and 
colorful description of the robbery and wired it to the San 
Francisco Examiner. Thereafter that paper took the lead in 
the chase to run down the bandits. Their identity was sharply 
suspected in this robbery, and a dozen railroad detectives 
quickly took their trail. Part of the loot was uncovered in 
Evans' garden at Visalia. George Sontag was located in the 
house, covered with guns and taken to jail. He was tried later 
and sentenced to life imprisonment. 

Later the posse slipped back to capture Evans and the other 
Sontag. Then the great melodrama began. Both bandits 
swung their guns and opened fire on the posse closing in on 
them. They fought through the circle, jumped into a rig in the 
back yard, and whipped the team on a dead run to the foothills 
of the Sierras. Every good team they met they commandeered, 
and continued their flight. They were thoroughly acquainted 
with the most secret recesses in the mountains, and long months 
followed before they wer*; captured. In the interim they vis- 
ited the Evans home occasionally, and the homes of settlers 
who were of their kind. Frequent battles were had with dep- 
uty sheriffs, and in all of them the officers were severely han- 
dled except in the final round. In the Visalia fight three depu- 
ties were wounded. Later Evans killed three of his pursuers, 
besides wounding a number of others. 

Through a stool pigeon, the detectives learned that Evans 
and Sontag were coming down from the mountains to visit the 
family home in Visalia. The posse selected a cabin on the trail 
and arranged themselves so as to take full advantage of the 
approaching bandits. Firing was opened on the bandits while 
they were crossing a grain field in front of the cabin late in the 
afternoon. Both bandits dropped behind grain cocks and re- 
turned the fire. It was only a question of time when the two 
bandits were badly shot up. Evans lost an arm and the sight 
of one eye, besides a score of wounds. No one thought he 
would survive, but he had the constitution of an ox. Both men 
were convicted in Fresno. Sontag turned State's evidence, but 
was given 99 years in the penitentiary, and Evans was given 
life. While in jail, Evans hypnotized Ed. Morrell, a waiter, a 
man of his own kidney, who brought in his meals. Between 
them they managed to overcome the turnkey and make their 
escape. They jumped into a buggy and dashed for the moun- 
tains, as in the first instance. They reached the old hiding 
place in the mountains, and Evans, crippled as he was, man- 
aged for a time to put up a bold defense, but eventually both 
were returned to jail. Morrell was released from the peniten- 
tiary a few years ago, and is now lecturing about the country. 
Evans served 17 years, and then was in such a weak condition 
physically that he was paroled, April, 1911. His daughter Eva 
worked for years to gain his release, but the feeling against 
Evans was too strong till his vitality began to ebb. . 

This meagre sketch of their bold activities gives only a vague 
idea of the extraordinary melodrama they staged. 

This is the day of the New Woman, war or no war. Portia 
of New York yearns for the ermine of the judiciary. She 
wishes to sit in judgment on cases of juvenile delinquents or in 
domestic relations cases. She is Mrs. Clarice Margolies Ba- 
right, the first woman lawyer to be admitted to the State Bar 
Association. Miss Claudia Hare, of Groton, N. Y., also was 
admitted to the association, following Mrs. Baright. 

Discussing her admittance to the sombre realms heretofore 
reserved for men lawyers, Mrs. Baright recently disclosed her 
ambition to be a judge. She applied to Mayor Mitchel for ap- 
pointment as Justice of the Children's Court or as a Magistrate 
assigned to the Court of Domestic Relations, but as yet her 
ambition is unsatisfied. 

"If the women had the vote I would be appointed in a hurry," 
asserted Mrs. Baright, who was toastmaster at the dinner of 
women lawyers, where Judge Louis Gibbs, of the Bronx County 
Court, the only man, made a speech, which was received with 
varying emotion. 

"It is inevitable," continued Mrs. Baright, "that a woman will 
be a judge in New York. All signs point in that direction. The 
serious woman lawyer has made good at the bar and greater 
success awaits her on the bench. Why, the very men who call 
me in for advice on juvenile delinquency cases are the ones who 
object to a woman on the bench." 

Clarice Margolies was born in Vienna, coming to America at 
the age of three, returning to her native city when nine years 
old, and remaining in school until she was thirteen years old. 
She said that Francis Joseph, then Emperor of Austro-Hungary, 
inspected the school and patted her on the head. 

Returning to America, she was graduated from high school, 
took a law course at New York University, and in 1905 was 
admitted to the bar. She has practised law successfully since, 
and has investigated municipal conditions, particularly in re- 
lation to the juveniles and working girls. To obtain first hand 
information on the lives of working girls, she worked in a waist 
factory and in a department store. 

Two months after being admitted to the bar she married. 
She has written books on "Citizens in the Making" and "What 
Makes Gangsters." 

While practicing law she lived among the poor of the East- 
side and made a special study of the conditions surrounding 
boys and girls. She has taken a particular interest in the street 
urchin, and, to quote her own words: 

"I know the Italian boy, the Jewish boy and the Irish boy, 
and I know where to put my hand on the pulse that will bring 
a tear drop to his eye." 

Mrs. Baright is an enthusiastic student of psychology of 
juvenile delinquency and equipped herself for administering 
justice to juveniles by ten years of hard work. 

"When I felt I was competent in law practice," she said, "I 
thought nothing at all of sending in my application to the Mayor 
to place me on the bench with other judges to see what assist- 
ance I could render to the children brought into court. The 
suggestion spread like wildfire, for I was the first woman to 
apply for a place in a court of record. 

"I am going to get the office yet. You can bet on that," she 
added with emphasis. It is the handwriting on the wall. This 
is an age of efficiency." 

Mrs. Baright is particularly anxious to have minors segre- 
gated from old offenders in court. Her policy will not permit 
any boy or girl under twenty-one to come in contact with adult 

Mrs. Baright is very enthusiastic over her work, and when 
she talks her face becomes animated and her dark eyes shine 
with the sincerity of her cenvictions. Her friends enthusiasti- 
cally predict that she will yet realize her ambition to become a 
judge of the Children's Court. 

In progressive California several women are already sitting 
on the lower benches of the Judiciary, notably as justices of the 
peace and in charge of delinquent courts for women and child 
ren. Several women attorneys in the State have acquired local 
reputations in handling their practice at the bar, notably Mrs. 
Adams, U. S. Assistant District Attorney. 

Miss Catt — The poet is buried in thought. Miss Nipp 

For goodness' sake don't resurrect him. — Pittsburg Post. 

February 17, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 


By Henry McDonald Spencer 

"The House of Glass" at the Columbia. 

Literally the only being that lives in a glass house is a gold- 
fish, and although it might bite you when you come home late 
at night, obviously it cannot throw stones. But, metaphorically 
speaking, we all live in glass houses, more or less, and that was 
the idea conveyed by the Nazarene when he rebuked the gen- 
tlemen who proposed to piulsmith the redlight district of Jeru- 
salem by the simple but effective expedient of stoning Mag- 
dalen. You may remember reading the famous exhortation: 
"Let him who is without guilt cast the first stone." 

Therefore the name of Max Marcin's play, now at the Colum- 
bia, "The House of Glass", holds unlimited possibilities for the 
playwright, but why, oh why, did he confine himself to the very 
small section of life represented by crooks or by those innocent, 
or otherwise, who have run afoul of the law ? 

Huxley, I think it was, who said, with his sound common 
sense, that he would sooner ameliorate the lot of one decent 
working girl than "save" four prostitutes; similarly, why do 
playwrights devote so much energy and skill in reflecting the 
life of the underworld when at best it is but a very small frac- 
tion of the whole ? A cheap victory, perhaps. 

And yet I must confess to stand aghast at the almost uncanny 
cleverness of the author in the technique of his trade, but it is 
the cleverness of a mastei-craftsman rather than the vision of 
a seer which is shown us in the Cohan and Harris offering at 
the Columbia. 

With an economy of effort which is a delight to a fellow art- 
ist, Marcin's construction is almost flawless, and has seldom 
been surpassed since Pinero showed us the trick; there is not 
the slightest sagging of interest from the time that the thief, 
Jimmy Burke, enters the room of his stenographer-fiancee until 
the final curtain; not the hint of an anti-climax; not a word too 
many, nor a word in a wrong place. Every situation is effective 
and entirely logical, once you have granted the dramatist's con- 
vention. For the play is frank, downright melodrama, but such 
able, insinuating melodrama that you are almost convinced that 
you are being presented with a cross-section of life as seen 
through the artist's temperament. 

And that is just my quarrel with the gentleman: When he 
has such a mastery of his medium, why does he not try his hand 
on some play within the current of modern ideas? Something 
that will really reflect life instead of the pages of the Police 

Well, I suppose that it is foolish to quarrel with one's bread 
and butter ; here I have been writing at the top of my lungs over 
the dearth of spoken d', and along comes a first-rate new 
play, excellently prcse'ite?. However, that is what I am here 

How noble all the characters are: Of course the noblest is. as 
always, the crook, but the whole play is a contest of nobility. 
The lawyer, the railway magnate, the deceived husband — de- 
ceived for his own good about his wife's prison record, the law- 
yer friend assures him — the governor of the state, the wife, and 
even the bull — the headquarters' man — all vie with each other 
in being "good." 

There is one feature of this play about which I can express 
an unqualified opinion, and that is its production. In no play 
presented here in the last >ear are the actors so perfectly fitted 
to their characters. It is simply a delight to see the fly-cops, 
the landlady, the stenographer, the boy-thief, the business men ; 
and especially the smart New York lawyer, member of the Uni- 
versity, Harvard and Racquet Club type, with his smart slang : 
"Well, ideas may intoxicate some people, but I need this cock- 
tail right now." How the author must have loved this character. 

To mention those who are deserving of praise would simply 
mean naming the entire cast. Clyde Fogel as Robert McLellan. 

the lawyer, appeared to be outstanding, but that was merely be- 
cause he had such excellent lines. For once I have no adverse 
criticism to make on the performers, and I am sure you will 
thoroughly enjoy "The House of Glass", especially if you are 
not there in the capacity of a critic imbued with the necessity 
of saying something smart and scornful to pass, perchance, a 
reader's rainy Saturday afternoon. 

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Every one may not be born with becoming hair, but when a 
wig is adopted, why not a becoming one? This also applies to 
a name which sometimes, when assumed, is called in stage par- 
lance, a wig. Thus Miss Witchie, the dancer at the Orpheum 
this week, could hardly find a more banal appellation than 
"witchie". It would be like a writer signing himself "Clever", 
and is only matched in lack of taste by that of a much better 
dancer, Miss Girlie, who was at the Orpheum a few weeks ago. 

However, not to quarrel with the name which after all is 
merely the diversion of a wordsmith, Miss Witchie and her part- 
ner, Ralph Riggs, are much more acrobatic than terpsichofean 
in their offering, and I strongly suspect that they, or he at least, 
were originally acrobats. 

The most interesting number among the newcomers is that of 
Ames and Winthrop in "Caught in a Jamb". They really are 
better dancers than the pair advertised as dancers, and in addi- 
tion have an entirely original little skeleton sketch, or "skitch", 
as my friend Conny Farbcr would call it, besides some clever 
"nut" stuff. Ames is a born comedian, with the comedian's 
face and personality, and his partner, Miss Winthrop, is quite 
worthy of him in every way. Without being pretty, she has 
what the French call belle laideur, is most attractive, and has 
an excellent figure. 

A genuine surprise sprung on me was the singing of the little 
Jap girl, Haruko Onuki, for instead of the usual canary-bird 
twittering of the race, Miss Onuki has a real voice, perfectly 
true, and, what is more strange, containing quite a little feeling. 
At times it had almost a contralto quality. 

Beatrice Herford gave the impression of having been a suc- 
cessful woman's club entertainer before she was prevailed upon 
after much urging, no .-'onbt, to elevate the vaudeville stage. 
Personally, 1 regard her entertainment as a little flat for the big 
theatre, but then as Lilian Russell used to say in her occasional 
moments of philosophical reflection: "After all, criticism is 
merely one man's opinion." 

Under the guise of patting his animals, the male trainer in 
Howard's Animal Spectacle appears to pinch them; in any 
event, the little fox-terrier:-, the friendliest animals in the world, 
seemed very cowed. This is somewhat distressing to a lover 
of animals or a lover of kindness. The aerialist. Miss Leitzel, 
did not show much, but the holdovers, the delightful Farbers. 
and George Nash and Julis Hay in "The Unexpected", kept the 
bill above the average, with the other good things which I have 


• • • 


A little elephant — that is, little for an elephant — a horse, a 
pony and a dog — names not stated on the programme — are the 
headline attractions at Pantages this week, and this little split 
pint circus entertains most amusingly during its alloted period. 
One advantage animal shows have over acrobats and the like 
is the fact that the performers do not try to talk or sing. This 
is the only kind of three dimension performance which I prefer 
to have inarticulate. 

Although German can hardly be said to be a very popular 
language in this country in certain circles at present, yet Wilson 
Brothers manage to raise a number of laughs by their German 


San Francisco News Letter 

February 17, 1917 

dialect stories. To soothe the allied sympathiz- 
ers, however, there is winsome Nan Grey, a Scot- 
tish young lady, in songs. By the way, why are 
Scottish girls, no matter of what age, always 
called "lassies"? 

The Metropolitan Five, a singing number, con- 
tribute some excellent vocal and instrumental mel- 
ody to the program; Gaston Palmer does seem- 
ingly impossible juggling feats, while Dan Kelly 
and Co. contribute the sketch of the week, "Young 
Heads and Old Hearts." Altogether a well- 
rounded bill. 

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Advance Announcements 

Pantages Theatre. — A most pretentious and 
well-staged comedy heads the bill at the Pan- 
tages Theatre, starting Sunday matinee. "The 
Red-Heads" is a novelty in the idea of having 
the many young ladies in the cast chosen, not only 
for their beauty and cleverness, but also for their 
dazzling reddish hair. They tell an interesting 
story, combining into it a delightful vein of com- 
edy and some very well arranged and rendered 
singing and dancing numbers. William K. Sax- 
ton, the well known comedian and producer, is 
featured in the act. Verna Mercereau and Com- 
pany, in "A Romance of Old Egypt," presents a 
dancing act which cannot fail to appeal to lovers 
of art and classic dancing. "The Two Jolly Fel- 
lows," Herbert and Dennis, are a pair of genuine 
fun makers. They are also very clever mimics 
and linguists. The Exposition Jubilee Four, in 
their singing of the ever-popular plaintive "dar- 
kie" melodies, are said to be hard to beat. "Hip" 
Raymond, tho clown, and a naturally clever pan- 
torr.imist, seems to have the faculty of obtaining 
fun out of ordinary tables and chairs, and his 
nonsensical antics are said to keep the audience 
amused from the time he appears on the stage. 
The extra added attraction will be the world's 
famous Wirth family, late features of the Barnum 
and Bailey's circus. May Wirth, who is a member 
of the troupe, is recognized as the lady champion 
equestrienne of the world. It is a fine act, and one 
that will appeal to all tastes. The Secret King- 
dom, Chapter One, will be the screen attrac- 

Marion Morgan, of the Greater Morgan Dancers with the Orpheum Road Show Next Week 

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. — The delightful pro- 
gram given on Friday by the San Francisco Symphony Orches- 
tra, under Alfred Hertz will be repeated on the afternoon of 
February 18th, at the Cort Theatre, as the regular Sunday con- 
cert of the ninth pair of symphonies. The first number on the 
program is Borodin's Second Symphony in B Minor, and is in 
four movements. A whimsical and jocular work is Georg 
Schumann's "Variations and Double Fugue on a Merry Theme." 
The unique program will be concluded by the love scene from 
Richard Strauss' opera, "Feueranot," symphonically arranged 
by Strauss himself. 

The next event on the local calendar of the San Francisco 
Symphony will be the eighth "pop" concert, scheduled for Sun- 
day afternoon, February 25th, at the Cort, under Alfred Hertz' 
direction. A novelty for this affair will be the Beethoven trio 
for two oboes and English horn, which will be performed by 
Messrs. Addimando, Lombardi and Schipilliti. Mr. Hertz has 
.invited Walter Handel Thorley, composer of "Macbeth," to 
conduct his own number. Thorley, who is internationally noted 
as conductor, composer and organist, has resided in Berkeley 
for the past year. Other numbers on the program are Mendels- 
sohn's music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream;" Saint-Saens' 
"Dance of the Priestesses of Dagon," and the "Bacchanale" 
from "Samson and Delilah,' which represent that composer at 
his best; and Chabrier's rhapsody, "Espana," a highly colorful 
presentation of Spanish folk-tunes. 

* * * 

S. F. Symphony in Oakland. — Horace Britt, the brilliant vio- 
loncellist of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, will be 

the soloist of the second concert of the Oakland series, which 
will be given at the Oakland Auditorium Theatre, on Friday 
evening, February 23d, under the direction of Alfred Hertz. 
Britt will give Bruch's "Kol Nidrei," with the orchestra. The 
Oakland concerts are under the auspices of the music section 
of the Oakland Teachers' Association. The auditorium was 
completely filled at the first affair last month, and interest in 
the forthcoming concert is so great that a similar condition will 
undoubtedly obtain. Conductor Hertz particularly excels as an 
interpreter of Brahms, so the knowledge that the orchestra 
will play Brahms' First Symphony is certain to be received 
v/ith pleasure. Beethoven's Overture No. 3, "Leonore," and 
Strauss' "Death and Transfiguration" will also be given. The 
latter created a literal sensation as presented by Hertz recently. 

• • • 

Bracale Opera Company Coming. — The Havana papers re- 
ceived in San Francisco for the last two months are full of en- 
thusiastic articles and criticisms about the Bracale Opera Com- 
pany, which is having an extraordinarily successful engagement 
at the National Theatre of that city. From there the company 
will come direct to San Francisco for a 3-weeks' opera season 
at the Cort Theatre, commencing Easter Sunday, April 8th. If 
this engagement will be, as expected, a great success, then Im- 
presario Adolfe Bracale will bring the company here every 
year, establishing an annual opera season of no less than eight 
or ten weeks' duration. The company includes thirty leading 
artists, orchestra and chorus of fifty people each, ballet of 
twelve, and beautiful and newly made sceneries and gorgeous 
costumes. Among the artists are Riccardo Stracciari, the great 

February 17, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

ANNA F1TZIU, The Beautiful and Charming American Soprano with 
BRACALE OPERA COMPANY Coming to the Cort Theatre, April 8th 

Italian baritone of world f.vme; Miss Anna Fitziu, the beautiful 
and fascinating American soprano, formerly of the Metropolitan 
of New York! Fernando Carpi, the famous tenor, now singing at 
the Metropolitan with Barientos ; Regina Alvarez, the celebrated 
Spanish contralto, and Signorina Borghi-Zerni, the wonderful 
coloratura soprano, who has taken the Havana audiences by 
storm. Chev. Riccardo Dellera will be the general musical 
conductor, assisted by A. Ferrera and A. Bernabini. The prima 
ballerina will be Signorina Ada Pozzi and the stage manager 
will be Arturo Spelta, who is already well known to San Fran- 
ciscans on account of his connection with the mammoth pro- 
duction of "Aida." E. Patrizi is the personal representative of 
Mr. Bracale, and Frank W. Healy is the local manager of the 

■ • • 

Cavalieri and Muratore in Concert. — Tickets will go on sale 
Monday at the box offices, at Sherman, Clay & Co., Kohler & 
Chase, and at the news-stands of the hotels Palace and St. 
Francis, for the joint concert, at the Civic Auditorium, Sunday, 
February 25th, of Lina Cavalieri, pronounced the most beauti- 
ful and fascinating lyric soprano of the modern operatic stage, 
and Lucien Muratore, the French tenor, and the most astonish- 
ing artist that this generation has heard. Either one of these 
artists, appearing unaided and alone, should be sufficient to 
fill the Auditorium. For fear our public has permitted Lina 
Cavalieris fame as a beauty to overshadow her as a singer, let 
it be known that she is gifted with a beautiful lyric soprano 
voice, youthful, fresh and velvety, and of extraordinary range 
and flexibility. She has tiiumphed in the great opera houses of 
Milan, Naples, London, Paris, Warsaw, St. Petersburg and at 
the Metropolitan and Manhattan opera houses in New York. 
Throughout the season, M Muratore has maintained the stand- 
ard he had established for himself as the first of operatic tenors. 
Muratore's every appearance with the Chicago Opera Company 
was the signal for a crowded house and a thrilled audience. This 
season he added the role of Canio in 'T Pagliacci" to his reper- 
toire. He carried all before him with his fiery and searching 
enactment of the part. 

Jacques Pintel. a splendid solo pianist, will be the accom- 

panist. The program: 1. Rhapsodie Hongroise, No. 8, Liszt, 
M. Pintel. 2. Aria from "Le Roi dYs," Lalo, M. Muratore. 3. 
"Je 't'aime," Grieg, Mme. Cavalieri. 4. (a) "Le temps des Ce- 
rises," J. Renard; (b) "Magali," F. Mistral, M. Muratore. 5. 
Aria from "Mephistophele," Boito, Mme. Cavalieri. 6. "Sous 
la Fentere," Schumann, Mme. Cavalieri and M. Muratore. (In- 
termission.) 7. (a) Gavotte, Gluck-Brahms; (b) "Valse Ca- 
price," Rubenstein, M. Pintel. 8. "Le Lied Dossian," from 
Werther, Massenet, M. Muratore. 9. "Habanera," from Car- 
men, Bizet, Mme. Cavalieri. 10. Neapolitan Song, "Come o 
Zuccaro," D. Capua, M. Muratore. 11. Neapolitan Song, "Ma- 
ria, Maria," D. Capua, Mine. Cavaleri. 

* * * 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum Road Show, which opens next 
Sunday matinee, is under the direction of Mr. Martin Beck, 
who has given it his special attention. It is headed by the 
Greater Morgan Dancers, the outgrowth of Marion Morgan's 
Art Dancers. Marion Morgan, without the aid of an endowed 
Imperial ballet school, has assembled an organization and pro- 
duced a series of dances that compares favorably with anything 
that has been presented in this country. Maurice Burkhart will 
present "The Thief," which is none other than himself. Frances 
Nordstrom and William Pinkham will appear in a quaint and 
clever comedy written by Miss Nordstrom entitled "All 
Wrong." Hans Hanke, a concert pianist of great virtuosity, 
who hails from Moscow, will make his first appearance in this 
city. Beatrice Herford will give new characterizations ; Florenz 
Ames and Adelaide Winthrop will appear in their diverting 
skit, "Caught in a Jamb," and Haruko Onuki, the Japanese 
prima donna, will be heard in new songs. Benny and Woods 
are two young musicians who excel on the violin and piano. 
They chiefly confine themselves to popular melodies. Ben 
Ryan and Harriette Lee, singing and dancing comedians, re- 
cently scored a tremendous hit in New York. Miss Lee is an 
eccentric comedienne of rare ability, and Mr. Ryan is original, 

clever and creative. 

• * * 

Columbia. — "The House of Glass" has made a substantial 
success at the Columbia Theatre, and the outlook is for the 
most brilliant dramatic engagement enjoyed in this city for 
many days. The second and final week of this attraction be- 
gins Sunday night. "The House of Glass" comes near to solv- 
ing the age old problem of playwrights by exciting all the emo- 
tions without the aid of the detestable villain or any suggestion 
of sex problem. This achievement in itself is worthy of rec- 
ord, and that Marcin's p!ay accomplishes all this, and more, is 
borne out by the nightly applause with which it has been re- 
ceived. Adelina O'Connor has become, and deservedly so, 
a prime favorite with theatre-goers, and her Margaret 
Case will long remain a joyful memory with local admirers of 
the very best quality of acting. Matinees are announced for 
Wednesday and Saturday. "Pop" prices will prevail at the 
Wednesday matinee. 

After playing "The Chorus Lady" more than fifteen hundred 
times, and "Maggie Pepper" over one thousand times, Rose 
Stahl is now starring in "Our Mrs. McChesney," under the 
Charles Frohman management, and will be seen at the Colum- 
bia Theatre Monday, February 26th. 

That brilliant and artistic exponent of Greek tragedies. Miss 
Dorothea Spinney, is to make one more appearance before her 
departure. She has arranged a matinee at the Columbia for 
Tuesday, the twentieth of February, at three o'clock, when she 
will appear in "The Hippolytus of Euripides" and "Poses from 
Greek Vases to the Flute. ' Seats for Miss Spinney's farewell 
appearance will be on sale Monday. 

Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
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February 17, 1917 

TROY-BUR SON. — An announcement lias been made of the engagement 
of Miss Lucille Melba Troy, the daughter of Mrs. C. M. Troy, to Dr. 
David Hugh Burson of Ran Francisco, 


DOYLE-MILLER. — The marriage of Miss Nora L. Doyle, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Doyle, and Samuei J. Miller of Oakland, formerly 
of "Walla Walla, Wash, will be solemnized February 18th. 

KRUSI-TAYLOR. — A wedding of interest next month will be that of Miss 
Maryly Krusi of Alameda and Wyman Taylor of Piedmont. The cere- 
mony will be solemnized on March 2Uh. 

MARTINON-KENTFIELD.— April is the month set for the wedding of 
Miss Constance Martinon and Howard Kentfield. 

REES-JONES.— The marriage oi Miss Helen Rees and Lieutenant Thos. 
Jones, U. S. A., will be solemnized this evening. 

TIETZEN- DODGE.— Miss Tietzen's wedding to Charles Dodge is planned 
for the latter part of March or April. 


ROBERTS-McGOWAN— The marriage of Miss Mildred Roberts and 
Blaine McGowan took place February 10th at the home of the bride's 
mother, Mrs. C. R. Petersen, 135(i Third avenue, with the Rev. Ed- 
ward Cooper of Christ Church, Alameda, officiating'. 


BEST. — Mrs. Clarence Leo Best gave a luncheon Wednesday afternoon at 
her home in San Leandro. 

BREEDEX. — Mrs. Henry Clarence Breeden was hostess Thursday at a 
luncheon and bridge party at the Woman's Athletic Club. 

BRYAN. — Miss Linda Bryan presided at a luncheon Monday at her home 
in Vallejo street in compliment to Misses Ruth Perkins and Marie 
Hathaway, two of the season's charming brides-elect. 

CALDWELL. — Mis. Frank M. Caldwell was hostess Tuesday at a luncheon 
at the Palace Hotel, in compliment to Mrs. J. Franklin Bell. 

GRANT. — A coterie of friends enjoyed the hospitality of Mrs. Joseph D. 
Grant at luncheon "Wednesday. 

MONTEAGLE.— Mrs. Louis F. Monteagle will be hostess next Tuesday 
at a luncheon for a group of the debutantes. 

NOYES. — Complimentary to Miss Elizabeth Orrick, Miss Lelia Noyes was 
a Valentine hostess on February 14th, entertaining at luncheon a 
coterie of Miss OrrhJc's friends. 

I i rRTER, — Mrs. Hugh Porter gave a luncheon Thursday at her residence 
on Franklin street as a compliment to Miss Marie Hathaway, the 
fiancee of Douglas Short 

SMITH.— Mis. Robert Hayes Smith entertained at a handsome luncheon 
party at her home Monday. 

WVMAN. — Mrs. Olive N. Wyr.ran has taken an attractive home on Fill- 
more street, where she will be hostess at many social affairs during 
the next few months. 


BELL. — General and Mrs. J. Franklin Bell will be guests of Dr. and Mrs. 
Ray Lyman Wilbur at a dinner this evening before the military ball 
to be given at Stanford University. 

BOYD.— Miss Louise Boyd presided at a dinner at her home last night. 
She and her guests later -•ttended the ball given at the Fairmont by 
Mr. and Mrs. George Newhall for their niece, Miss Emily Pope. 

CALDWEUL.— Miss Dorothy Caldwell was hostess Thursday evening at 
a dinner in compliment to Miss Katherinc Lewis, who arrived here 
Tuesday from the East to join her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William 
Mitchell Lewis, who are guests at the Fairmont. 

HAMILTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hamilton presided at dinner Friday 
night at their home on Pacific avenue. 

HERRMANN. — Gerald Herrmann gave a dinner Monday evening to a 
group of young friends, the party finishing the evening with a dance. 

JACKLING. — Mr. and Mrs. Daidel C. .Tackling entertained at dinner at the 
.St. Francis Hotel last evening. Afterward, with their guests, they 
attended the elaborate ball given by Mr. and Mrs. George Aimer 
New hall. 

KNIGHT. — Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Knight entertained at dinner last night. 

MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin was hostess recently at a dinner party 
in honor of Judge E. M. Ross of Manila. 

MONTEAGLE. — Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Louis Monteagle pre- 
sided at a dinner in compliment to General Charles H. Taylor of Bos- 
ton, who is here visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Horace 
D. Pillsbury. 

MFLLER. — A group of army friends will enjoy the hospitality of Miss 
Marguerite Muller nt a dinner to be given at her brother's quarters, 
Lieutenant Hollis Muller, at Fort Winiield Scott, Friday evening. Feb- 
ruary 22d. 

POPE. — Preceding the dance which Mr. and Mrs. George A. Newhall gave 
last night, Miss Emily Pope gave a dinner party for the debutantes 
and their escorts at the George A. Pope home in town. 

SULLIVAN. — Jerd Sullivan will be host at a dinner to be given at his 
home this evening. 

STONE. — Mrs. Frederick P. Stone is giving a series of dinner parties at 
her home, having a dozen or so of her friends every week. The last 
was on Thursday. 

WALKER. — Mr. and Mrs. Talbot Walker entertained at a dinner party 
February Sth in honor of Mrs. William T. Baxtlett of Santa Barbara, 
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Filer. 


BANNON.— The Misses Isabeltc and Myrtle Bannon gave a tea at the 
Palace Hotel on Friday afternoon. 

BLISS. — Miss Marion Bliss gave a tea at her home on the 14th of Feb- 

BROWN.— A tea was given St. Valentine's flay b3 .Miss Helen Brown, who 
entertained at her home in Berkeley for Miss Jane Foster, the fiancee 
of Howard Taylor. 

CAMPEELL.— In honor of a popular spring bride-elect, Miss Hazel Tiet- 
zen, Miss Harriet Campbell, daughter of Mis. William R, J,. Campbell, 
gave a large tea February Sth at the Campbell home in Claremont. 

FARRELL.— In honor of Miss Elizabeth Orrkk and Miss Marjorie Coogan, 
both popular brides-to-i>c, Miss Irene Parrel] gave a delightful tea 
February Sth at her home on Vernon Heights. 

FOTTRELL.— Miss Jean Fottrcll will give a tea on the 20th. in honor of 
the Misses Alice and Claire Barbat. both of whom are to be married 
this spring. 

FULLER.— Mrs. W. Palmer Fuller. Sr.. who is spending the winter at 
the Palace Hotel, gave a bridge party at her apartments at the hotel 
recently, to have her sister, Mrs. R. J. Harrison of Manila, meet a 
few of her friends. 

ii. ii'iiiNS.— On Mono" Li i. i -. Hutdiin? gave a sewing 

bee for Miss Tietzen. 

KNOWLANI v— Miss Eleanore Knowland. who is to lie married to Edgar 
Holmes Lion alter Lent. WSJ .if honor at a tea given Tues- 

day, at which Mrs. John F. Soule and Miss Dorothy Koule entertained 
of their friends from both sides of the hay. 

MCLEOD.— Mrs. Walter MeLeod, who is a guest of her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. i inspiration for a tea given by 

Miss Edith Slaek on Thursday afternoon. 

PON! >. — Reai Admiral Fremont Pond will be the guest of honor at a lunch- 
eon i" be given at the Hotel st, Francis this afternoon, 

SIXSMEIMER.— Miss Maj r asked a number of her friends to a 

tea given Sunday afternoon at her home on Clay street It was ar- 
ranged in honor of Miss Ruberta Tanqim 

VOTJNGER. — Mrs. Edward A. Younger, at her apartments at the Fairmont 

|( t. February 9tl gave i I so as a welcome to Miss Mimi Layman, 

who is visiting here after an absent ■■•:■■ at in Europe. 


MUSTO. — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Musto entertained ■ i ning at 

supper at the Palace Hotel. 
HOSSI. — Robert Rossi was a supper host at the Palace Tuesday evening. 


ALI'INF.— The St. Valentin* Ball of the Aldine Club, which took place 
in the Colonial ball room oi the st. Francis Hotel i eadaj venlng, 
was ii great il nl in the club's hist 

I'IBBLEE. — Mr. and Mis. Albert J. DIbblee gave a dancing party Wed- 
nesday evening at the Palace in compliment to Misses .ban Boyd. 
ah... Keeler and Ethel Lilley. 

burney.— About sixty uu i: i Georgia Robins at the dancing 

party given W- dm alng by her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. 

and Mrs. CVilltajrj Burney, at their horn al Sausallto. 

i ifiLf.A R. — In compliment to Mr, and Mrs, A M. I 'ollar of Vancouver, 

who have been vine; a deal of attention from Ban Francisco ^<>- 

ciety in the last few weeks, Dr. and Mrs Georgi Lee Eaton Saturday 
evening gave a dan* Eng party at their home in Commonwealth avenue. 

McCREARY. — A St. Valentine dance was given February 9tb by Mr. and 
Mrs. j, f, McCreary. tho latter's sister, Miss Myra Miller: Misses 
Helen and Marion McCreary and Ffa m McCreary at the Twentieth 
Century Clubhouse, the several hosts and hostesses extending their 
hospitality to nearly Lwo hundi I 

MUSTO. — Mr. and Mrs. ClarenCi &usto were hosts Tuesday night at a 
supper and dancing party. 

NEWHALL. — Mr. and Mrs. George Newhall gave a ball at the Fairmont 
last night for their niece, Miss Emily Pope. 


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SHERMAN. At a smart dance at the Hotel Oakland February 8th Mr. 

and Mrs. Frederick it. Sherman entertained nearly two hundred ol 

the younger married se! ol both Bides of the bay. 
\\ii;t.\i:k. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Wilrtncr and their throe daughters, 

Misses ■ Doris and Marian Wlrtner, gave a dancing: party at the 

California Club Saturday evening, their guests numbering ahum two 

hundred ami flfty of their young- friends. 

RAPP. Mr. and Mrs. John Rapp gave a reception "Wednesday evening 
in the nature of a house warming, this being the first large entertain- 
ment that Mr. and Mrs. llapp have given since they moved into their 
new homo in Presidio Terrace. 

McNEAR.- Mrs, George P. McNear, who is a guest at the Clift Hotel this 

winter, will give a large bridge lea there next Monday. 
PI BETA PHX— The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae of the University of California 

gave a bridge party on Monday at the home of Mrs. Clarence "White. 

2943 Avalon street. Berkeley. 
WALLACE.— Mrs. C. J. Wallace was a bridge hostess February 8th, en- 

tertaining the members of the Thursday Club at her apartments in 

La Grande Apartments. 


KELIIAM. — Mrs. George B. Kelham will give a theatre party and supper 
on the evening of February 23d. in compliment to Misses Miriam 
Beaver, Ethel Lilley and Jean Boyd. 

REES. — Miss Helen Rees was the honored guest at a theatre party given 
Monday afternoon by Miss Gwladys Bowen. 


ALVORD. — Colonel and Mrs. Benjamin Alvord, U. S. A., arrived Monday 
on the transport from the Philippines. Colonel Alvord comes hei'e to 
take the place of Colonel Barrett, the local Adjutant General. Colonel 
Barrett is transferred to Manila. 

FULLAM. — Mrs. William F. Fullam and her daughter. Miss Rhoda Fullam. 
who have been in New York for the greater part of the winter, ar- 
rived here Wednesday, and joined Admiral Fullam at the Hotel St. 

GARRITT. — Miss Helen GarriU returned Monday from the East, where 
she has spent the last two months or so. 

HEEBNER. — A warm welcome is being extended to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest 
Leopold Heebner, who arrived from their home in New York to pass 
a few weeks here as the guests of Mrs. Heebner's mother. Mrs. Eugene 

HELLMANN. — Frederick Hellmann arrived Tuesday from New York and 
joined Mrs. Hellmann, who has been here for two weeks or so, visit- 
ing her relatives, Mrs. Jessie Patton Berry, the George H. Hellmanns, 
tin- Horatio Hellmanns and others. 

LEE. — Mr. and Mrs. Cuyler Lee, who have been in New York for a few 
weeks, are home again. 

CUSHING. — Mrs. John Cushlng left Tuesday for the East, where she will 

join her husband in New York, their future permanent residence. 
DOUGLAS.— Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Douglas left February 8th for the 

East, where they will divide a month between New York and Boston. 
liUETER. — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Hueter, their daughter, Mrs. Fillmore 

White, and Ernest C. Hueter and Miss Loretta Boyd of Sacramento, 

left on Monday for Honolulu, to return early in March. Mr, and Mrs. 

Charles Hawkins, friends of the Hueters, are sailing on the 
LANG! tORISUS. — Mrs. James Potter Lang] le, accompanied by her 

daughter, Mrs. Richard Hammond. i>'ft last week for Coronado, where 

they are enjoying a fortnight's stay. 
S LEVIN".— Mr. and Mrs. James Slevln have gone to San Diego, where they 

will enjoy the remainder of the winter. 
savage.- Mrs, m. .1. Savage sailed Monday Cor Honolulu on thi 



bucknat.i . Miss Mi mi Layman is at present the guest of Mi 
I. Bucknall at her home on Green street 

CASSERLY.— "The Balkans" was the subject dlSCUBSed Wedn< 
Jng at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J : Ousarly, 8800 Pai 

by Sidney Coryn, the proceeds of th< | given to the Am 

Fund for the French Wounded. 

CLOMAN. — Colonel and Mrs. Sydney Cloman and their niece. Mis-: | 
Campbell, who have been at White Sulphur Springs, Wei 
Blnce leaving Washington last month, are expected to leave tfa 
. . >.\ days foi Call rornla, 

EYHE. — Miss Mary Eyre and Miss Blena Gyre plan to leave on tl 
tor New v.M'k, to be aw lj i sb weeks. 

1 1 iOOD. Mr James U Flood and Mrs Beverly Madf< 

who had planned to go to Coronado Tuesday, have deferred their trip 

LONG. — Miss Olivia Long of Santa Barbara is here on a visit. Mm. A. 
M. Burns, grandmother of Miss Long, gave a dinner party in her 
honor at the Hotel Cecil on Monday night. 

M32NZIES.— Mrs, Thomas I number of her friends 

home in Sausallto Tuesday to meel Mrs. Sherwi I New York. 

Who came to the Coast to be present at the marriage of her son. Sher- 
wood Coffin, Jr., to Miss Constan iter of the bos 

MOORE. — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Moo 
place at BurUngame, 

SE. — Mr. and Mis. Samuel Morse arc leaving soon foi 
RUDOLPH. -Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rudolph of Phoenix are here visiting 
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Megannon. 

WIDDONS Miss Phyllis Wldd I the week-end as 

the house guest of Miss K'.ise BertbSSM at her home on Cough - 

Several big events punctuate the interesting program of 

the Winter Garden, America's largest and finest ice rink, this 
week. Perhaps the most interesting will be on Thursday night, 
when society will skate there for the carnival benefit of the 
war sufferers to increase the Allied war relief fund. One of 
the many features of the evening will be a skating waltz con- 
test which will be judged by Mrs. Frederick McNear and 
Miss Marian Crocker and Robert Eyre. Scores of skating ex- 
perts have been listed as entrants. Tickets are on sale at the 
news-stands of the leading hotels and at Sherman & Clay's. 


of Pretty Girls, Including LA VALERA 
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Every Night Until the Closing Hour. 

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Havana. The greatest and most complete foreign operatic organi- 
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and gorgeous costumes from La Scala of Milan. Six world-famous 
celebrities: LAZZARO, STRACCIARI, CARPI. Mesdames BORGHI- 
ZERNI, FITZIU and ALVAREZ. IS different operas will be posi- 
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Prices, $1 to $3. Opening of subscriptions will be announced later. 

Pantages' Theatre 

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February 17, 1917 


The seventh symphony was marked this week by the pres- 
ence in a body of the visiting Minneapolis Orchestra under 
Director Oberhoffer, who v/ere the afternoon guests of the San 
Francisco Association. The members of the local symphony 
and Director Hertz blanked their regular program on Friday, 
and were the guests of the Minneapolis Orchestra during the 
latter's captivating program at the Tivoli Theatre. Super- 
abundant enthusiasm, keen delight and frank admiration 
marked both programs. Director Hertz seemed to acquire a 
new genius in drawing magic tones and inspiring harmonies 
from his musicians, with the result that the Wagnerian program 
proved to be a star event of the series. Vital passion and the 
spirit of the themes blended in affluent tones. More than a 
stimulus was evoked by the friendly interchange of these two 
splendid orchestras, and Director Hertz has had an exceptional 
opportunity to give his musicians a good lesson. 


O God of Light, 

How long the night ! 

How slow Thy grinding mills! 

The everlasting hills 
Hear and despise 
Our doubting cries. 

Remember then, 
Ye sons of men, 
"No peace," so spake the Lord. 

"I bring you but a sword 
After the strife 
My crown of life : 

"Beneath no gale 
My years shall fail : 
My promise still is sure, 

"To him that shall endure 
Unto the end, 
My peace I send." 


When de night-time come de HI* boy holler, 
Kase he 'fraid o' de dark an' he scrooch up nigh 
To his good ole mammy an' he wouldn't take a dollar 
Fo' his place when de Sand Man's a-snoopin' frum de sky. 
Oh, de wind say "Woo-oqoo," 

An' de owl say "To-who" 
An' he scrooches up to mammy 
When de blaze burns blue. 

Oh, de stumps look tall an' de wind soun's skerry, 
An' de 111* boy sniggle down in my lap, 
Kase de bogie man's a-nigh an' his eyes am bleary, 
An' he's strong as a lion an' bigger'n yo' Pap. 
Oh, de wind say "Woo-oooo," 
An' de owl say "To-who" 
An' he scrooches up to mammy 
When de blaze burns blue. 

— Phil H. Armstrong. 

"I have come here," said the angry man to the superin- 
tendent of the street car line, "to get justice; justice, sir. Yes- 
terday, as my wife was getting off one of your cars, the conduc- 
tor stepped on her dress and tore a yard of frilling off the 
skirt." The superintendent remained cool. "Well, sir," he 
said, "I don't know that we are to blame for that. What do you 
expect us to do? Get her a new dress?" "No, sir. I do not 
intend to let you off so easily as that," the other man replied, 
gruffly. He brandished in his right hand a small piece of silk. 
"What I propose to have you do," he said, "is to match this 
silk." — New York Times. 


"Here's to the man who labors and does it with a song! He 
stimulates his neighbors and helps the world along! 

"I like the men who do things, who hustle and achieve; the 
men who saw and glue things, and spin and dig and weave. 

"Man earns his bread in sweat or in blood since Adam 
sinned; and bales of hay are better than are your bales of wind. 

"Man groans beneath his burden, beneath the chain he wears, 
and still the toiler's guerdon is worth the pain he bears. 

"For there's no satisfaction beneath the bending sky like that 
the man of action enjoys when night is nigh. 

"To look back o'er the winding and dark and rocky road, and 
know you bore your grinding and soul-fatiguing load — 

"As strong men ought to bear it, through all the stress and 
strife — that's the reward of merit — that is the balm of life! 

"I like the men who do things, who plow and sow and reap, 
who build and delve and hew things while dreamers are 
asleep." — Walt Mason. 

Willis — You don't see as many of the brainless looking 

creatures of the fashion artist walking through the pages of the 
magazine as you used to. Gillis — No; they are all riding in the 
automobile advertisements now. — Judge. 

"I wish I in the country was, 

Where I could smell the clover," 
She whispered tc her Harry dear, 

When the rustic scene was over. 

"And so do I," her Hal replied, 

As he made for the bar; 
"I'm going to see a friend outside — 

I won't go very far." 

When he comes back to take his seat, 

Suspicions round her hover; 
Says she: "I'm in the country, sweet, 

For I can smell the clove-ah!" 

— New York Journal. 


A gentleman happened to go into a seaside hotel to dine the 
other night. The hotel was rather full, so he was given a vacant 
place at a table already occupied. It did not take him long to 
become acquainted, and he chatted away merrily, in spite of 
the fact that he only drank water. 

Seated opposite to him was an old gentleman whose face be- 
tokened him to be a heavy whisky drinker. He appeared to be 
particularly struck with the "water-drinker," and when oppor- 
tunity occurred he whispered across the table : 

"You know, my doctor says water is an excellent thing, and 
I should drink a lot of it." 

"Then do you?" asked the other. 

"Oh, yes," said the old 'un. Then, nervously looking round, 
he added: "In the night! In the night!" 


A sweetheart generally becomes some other man's wife, or 
is one already. 

"Tears, idle tears." A man knows what they mean — it takes 
a cheque to dry them instead of a handkerchief. 

The devil has worn petticoats ever since Eve first started a 

All girls are the essence of propriety till man distills them 
into something else. 

Every man has a conscientious objection to marriage. 

There were two of everything in the Ark except lovers — love 
wants a lot of elbow room. 

No girl likei the dark, unless there's something in it beside 

The best remedy for a bad heart attack is another girl. 




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Rebuilding Europe 
After the Big War 

The report of the Committee of the 
Foreign Trade Council upon the 
amount of reconstruction work to 
be required in Europe after the war 
submits estimates aggregating approximately $6,000,000,000. 
This includes factory equipment as well as buildings and public 
improvements. The larger part of this expenditure will, of 
course, be made abroad for labor, but lumber and machinery 
will be wanted from the United States, and the demands upon 
the industries of Europe will affect their competition with 
American industries in other markets. 

Great importance will attach to the crops of the coming sea- 
son. If they are fortunately abundant, the cost of living, now 
oppressively high, will be reduced, and the entire industrial 
situation correspondingly relieved. It is assumed as a matter 
of course that the farmers, being fully as much interested as 
anybody in large crops, will exert themselves to the uttermost, 
and that the rest hangs upon the favor of Providence. 

The metals are stronger, particularly lead and silver. The 
latter is close up to the high mark made last May, the main in- 
fluence being purchases in London for India, coupled with the 
decline of the Mexican production. A considerable quantity 
of silver has been exported from China to India, and general 
trade conditions have been adversely affected by this move- 
ment, and by the high prices for commodities which high priced 
silver entails. 

Building operations throughout the country reached record 
proportions in 1916, and at present the outlook is for another 
equally active year. The prices of all building materials are 
very firm or still tending upward. 

The year starts out with money much the cheapest commod- 
ity or form of capital in sight, and if the business community 
attempts to use these abundant supplies the effect will be to lift 
wages and the prices of all materials still higher. Already 
complaints are coming from manufacturers that profits are be- 
ing curtailed by rising costs, and some people who were per- 
fectly sure a year ago that the country could not have too much 
gold are not now so sure upon that point. 

After conferences extending over a period of ten days, 

officials of the United Railroads and representatives of the two 
factions of the corporation's bondholders have not reached an 
agreement on plans for the reorganization of the company. 

According to the Trent Trust Company, Hawaiian sugar 

plantations whose stocks are listed on the Honolulu Stock and 
Bond Exchange, paid dividends amounting to $15,401,352 in 
1916, against $9,625,604 in 1915 and $5,103,750 in 1914. In 
fact, three companies paid more in 1916 than all companies in 
1914. The list includes all the important properties except 
Honolulu Plantation. The rate varied from 3 per cent in the 
case of San Carlos to 55 per cent in the case of Onomea. 

All records, both as to volume of business and net earn- 
ings, were broken by E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., last year, 
according to the annual report of the company, made public 
this week. Gross receipts for the year ending December 31. 
1916, aggregated $318,845,684, an increase of 1130 per cent as 
compared with average sales for 1913 and 1914, which 
amounted to $25,927,478. Net earnings in 1916 were $82,107,- 
692, and in addition to a payment of 6 per cent dividends on 
the debenture stock of the company, a total of 100 per cent in 
dividends was distributed to the common stockholders during 
the year. Since October, 1914, about $60,000,000 has been ex- 
pended in the construction of new plants to fill "war orders." 

Frederick H. Colburn, manager of the San Francisco 

Clearing House, reports for the year 1916 as follows : Total 
clearings for year 1916, $3,479,862,482.31; total clearings for 
year 1915, $2,693,688,925.69— showing increase of 29.2 per 

cent, or $786,173,556.62. The yearly total and daily average as 
given above both establish new high records in the history of the 
San Francisco Clearing House, as do also the following records 
made during the year 1916: Clearings for one day, $20,209,- 
840.49; clearings for one week, $96,940,807.11; clearings for 
one month, $360,537,957.57; clearings for three months, $1,059,- 
959,534.13; clearings for six months, $1,936,636,018.99. 


There passed away in Denver, Colorado, on Monday, Febru- 
ary 5, 1917, Mrs. Constance Maude Rickard, who was in her 
younger days a resident of San Francisco, at the home of her 
grandfather, Colonel Leander Ransome, well known to all old- 
timers. Mrs. Rickard had lived in Denver for thirty years, 
where she had a large circle of friends. She is survived by her 
mother, Mrs. Amelia E. Neville, who has for several years made 
her home with her; and three sons, Brent Neville Rickard of 
Salt Lake ; Darcy and Greville Rickard of New York City. 


I prayed Thee for his life 
That Thou wouldst bring him back to me, 
The maimed in the strife. 
In the dread waiting time 
When horror upon horror fed my dark imaginings, 
Oh, God! I could not pray. 
But when I learned 
How in the hour of danger he had cheered his comrades 
With his own sweet faith, 
I knew eternal life was won, 
And through a rain of tears I cried : 
"Thy will be done." 

J. M. 

Miss Paul — Grace doesn't obey anybody. Miss Pry- 
No; she doesn't even mind her own business. — -Town Topics. 




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San Francisco News Letter 

February 17, 1917 


The annual meeting and banquet of the Fire Underwriters' 
Association of the Pacific, on the evening of February 8th, was 
one of the most successful in the history of the association. The 
first day's proceedings consisted of the reading of papers re- 
lating to the business, and the election of officers took place on 
the afternoon of the second day. Walter P. Porep, elected to 
the presidency, is one of the best known and most popular field 
men on the coast. For the past eight years he has been con- 
nected with the well known general agency firm of Edward 
Brown & Sons, and has covered what is termed the Pacific 
Northwest for that firm with headquarters at Seattle, Wash. 
He is a native of San Francisco and is forty-eight years old. 
He began his insurance career with Brown, Craig & Co., the 
predecessors of Edward Brown & Sons, and has practically 
spent his whole life in their employ. Edwin Parrish was 
chosen vice-president. This was the forty-first annual meeting 
ot the association, the membership of which is made up of ac- 
tive managers, general agents and field men. 

* * * 

The new building now being constructed on Pine street, ad- 
joining the United States Sub-treasury building will, when 
completed early in October, accommodate the business of the 
western branch of the Aetna Life's casualty department, the 
Aetna Accident and Liability Co., and the Automobile Insur- 
ance Company of Hartford, all under the personal supervision 
of Manager J. R. Molony. The building will be of reinforced 
concrete, five stories, and the Aetna companies will occupy the 

entire building. 

* * * 

Manager Fabj, of the Liverpool and London & Globe's Pa- 
cific department, has appointed Frank E. Atkins of Portland 
special agent. His field will be Western Oregon and Western 
Washington. Mr. Atkins' former field included Oregon and 
Idaho. Special agent Geo. J. Janes has been transferred from 
the Nevada field to Eastern Washington and Idaho, with head- 
quarters at Spokane. 

* * * 

That Herbert Keith, underwriting manager for the Vulcan 
Fire of Oakland, Cal., has made good since his appointment a 
couple of years ago, is seen by 'he recognition of the company 
in advancing him to the office of manager of the company. 

* * » 

A. M. Shields, manager for California of the Equitable, has 
appointed H. A. Binder district agent at Sacramento and F. N. 
Furniss district agent at Fresno. The local agents in the dis- 
tricts named will hereafter report to the district agents instead 
of to the San Francisco office as formerly. 

* » • 

Walter B. Wentz, resident manager for the Maryland Cas- 
ualty, was recently married to Miss Genevieve Francis 
Miller of this city. The Adjuster joins in the universal wish 
that this popular insurance man and his charming wife may 
find all possible happiness in their wedded life. 

* * * 

J. Hunter Harrison, head of the loss department of the In- 
surance Company of North America's Pacific department, suc- 
ceeded George 0. Smith as chairman of the Library Committee 
of the Fire Underwriters' Association of the Pacific at the elec- 
tion held last week. Mr. Smith reJnains on the committee. 

* * * 

E. J. Swift, who has been acting as assistant to the receiver 
of the Pacific Coast Casualty, of which he was at one time as- 
sistant secretary, has gone to New York to become connected 
with the official staff of the Casualty Company of America. 

* * * 

Managers Boswell and Cornell of the San Francisco office 
of the Fidelity and Casualty, have enlarged their office facilities 
in the Merchants' Exchange building in order to properly ac- 
commodate the company's newly established bonding depart- 
ment in California. 

» * » 

John Landers of the Manhattan Life, dean of all life under- 
writers in San Francisco, celebrated his golden wedding one 
day this month. 

Spectacular Life of Buffalo Bill 

By Harry Roach. 

Thousands of Americans remember Buffalo Bill first as a 
straight, proud figure cantering into the arena, waving a som- 
brero, and smiling at the cheering crowds. He was the D'Ar- 
tagnan of America, for the country has probably produced no 
more romantic character. From the Golden Gate to the Ply- 
mouth Rock, his name and face have blazoned out on thousands 
of circus-posters; he made the old historic West live again for 
the boys who read of Indian-killing on rainy afternoons, and for 
their fathers who had done the same, thirty years before. 

And now that Buffalo Bill has passed up the long trail, do 
you remember how he got that name? 

Buffalo Bill himself told it in this way : As a boy scout he was 
employed on the plains by the Kansas Pacific Railroad and 
paid $500 a month to supply their workmen with buffalo-meat. 
They called him Buffalo Bill because he killed so many buffa- 
loes. And thereby hangs the real buffalo story of Buffalo Bill. 

In a period of eighteen months' work with the Kansas Pacific 
young Cody had performed the unusual exploit of killing 4,280 
buffaloes with his own hands, and had come off victorious in 
sixty-four separate encounters with the Indians. The exploit 
was the talk of the frontier. There were some who doubted, 
and among them Bill Comstock, a noted buffalo-hunter. Com- 
stock challenged Buffalo Bill to a test of skill to settle the ques- 

The stakes were $500 a side. Each man was to hunt a full 
day, from eight o'clock in the morning until eight o'clock at 
night. The man who killed the most buffaloes was to be the 
winner of the stakes. A number of cowboys rode with each 
contestant to take the count. By his own peculiar methods of 
buffalo-hunting — his specialty being a way of rounding up the 
herd and encircling them — Cody came back in the evening on 
his famous horse "Bingham" with sixty-nine to his credit. Com- 
stock could kill but forty-six. From that day Cody's name was 
changed by common censent to Buffalo Bill. 

His first Indian, according to the account, fell before his 
trusty revolver when the scout was only fifteen years old. It 
is said of this incident: 

The McCarthy brothers, Bill and Frank, famous plainsmen 
in their day, were in charge of a wagon train hurrying provisions 
to a detachment of United States troops under General Albert 
Sidney Johnston, operating against the Mormons. Young Cody 
was in the party, eager for adventure, and as steady as a vet- 
eran in the face of danger. 

Their camp was pitched at noon near the South Platte, about 
350 miles west of Leavenworth, Kansas. The horses were un- 
hitched, preparations for dinner under way, and the tired plains- 
men stretched out for a little siesta. Suddenly they were sur- 
rounded by Indians. Four of the white men fell at the first 
volley. The frightened horses stampeded and fled. Outnum- 
bered four to one, the frontiersmen broke and fled in every 

Little Bill was all alone, and for hours made a running fight, 
finally coming into shelter in brush along the river. As he lay 
panting for breath he looked up and saw an Indian at the top 
of the bank. The Indian sighted along his rifle, and at the 
same instant the boy Cody pulled his revolver and "let 'er go." 
His shot sped home first, and in a moment the Indian came 
tumbling down the bank and rolled at the boy's feet. Young 
Cody took a look and found he had shot the redskin through 
the left eyeball. 

That was Buffalo Bill's first "kill," but, as he told it always 
in these later years to the leaders in the world whom he met 
between shows and circuses, his greatest Indian "kill" was 
his encounter with Yellow Hand, the Cheyenne chief. 

In the Sioux uprising of 1876, Colonel Cody was chief of 
scouts with General Crook's command. They faced the In- 
dians at Bonnett Creek. The contesting forces were close up 
to each other in their trenches, ready to charge. Suddenly a 
superbly mounted Indian chief rode fearlessly into the open 
and shouted in the Cheyenne tongue : "I know you, Pa-he-hask 
(Long Hair) ! Come out and fight me if you dare!" 

It was Yellow Hand, a famous warchief. Of course, the man 
at whom he hurled the challenge was Buffalo Bill. Needless 
to say, the challenge was immediately accepted. Before Gen- 

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eral Crook could interpose, Cody had spurred forward. His 
first shot dropped the Indian's horse. At the same moment 
Buffalo Bill's charger stepped in a rut and rolled him in the 
dirt. They were both up in a moment and facing each other. 
Yellow Hand raised his tomahawk and brought it down straight 
for Cody's head, but the old fighter side-stepped, grabbed the 
wrist of the upturned arm, and in a trice thrust his own good 
knife into the Indian's heart. 

Colonel Cody was always, we are told, the friend of the 
American boy. He was known to receive an average of fifteen 
or twenty letters every day from boys all over the globe, with 
whom he maintained a lively correspondence, telling them of 
his experiences and adventures. As we read : 

"I have thousands of sons all over the world," Cody would 
say. "It has been my practice for years, ever since I started 
in the show business, to write to them. I never neglect my 

Horace Greeley said : "Young man, go West." Colonel Cody 
preached it continually. 

And if Buffalo Bill was "strong" with the boys, he was 
equally strong with the big leaders of society, business and 
finance in his own country as well as the royalty of Europe. He 
hobnobbed with kings and emperors. The best story along this 
line is the one set down in his book, "The Adventures of Buf- 
falo Bill." 

The Buffalo Bill Wild West circus was touring England. 
Everywhere the company went in Europe the famous scout was 
entertained by royalty, and he in turn entertained them. One 
day after they had opened in London, King Edward, then the 
Prince of Wales, expressed a desire to see the show. A box 
was prepared and the royal party attended. The whole exhibi- 
tion was so new and interesting that in a short time the Prince 
went again and expressed a desire to ride around the ring in the 
Deadwood coach. 

Buffalo Bill was ready, and called for five passengers. The 
five passengers who accepted were the Prince of Wales himself 
upon the box beside Buffalo Bill, and four kings who hap- 
pened to be visiting in England — the King of Denmark, the 
King of Saxony, the King of Greece and the Crown Prince of 
Austria. As usual, the coach started. But this time the Indians 
who attacked and the cowboys who rescued the coach had been 
instructed to "do something a little extra," to give louder yells, 
to fire a few more shots. And it is no wonder, as the rumor 
goes, though proof does not exist, that before the ride was over 
some of the four kings were under the seats. When the trip 
was finished and the Prince of Wales congratulated Buffalo 
Bill, he said: 

"Colonel, did you ever hold four kings like that before?" 

And Cody replied : "I have held four kings more than once. 
But, your Royal Highness, I never held four kings and a royal 
joker before." 

There is another story which this sketch of the scout includes 
— one relating to his domestic life, telling how he got his wife. 
It bears the same romantic color that the greater part of his 
life did. 

Riding through the streets of St. Louis one morning, young 
Cody came upon a crowd of intoxicated soldiers plaguing a 
number of schoolgirls. Chivalric always where there were 
women, Cody dismounted and ordered the crowd to disperse. 
They answered with oaths; the young scout sailed into them. It 
was short and sweet. Three of the bullies were stretched out 
in a minute. The girls made their escape — all but one, a little 
black-eyed maiden too scared to run. 

The stalwart young Cody just naturally tucked her under his 
arm and escorted her home. She was Louisa Frederici, a chic 
little Parisian, daughter of an exiled Frenchman, and one of 
the prettiest "gals" in St. Louis. Like a true knight Cody came 
back later, married her, and took her with him to Salt Creek 

Upon one occasion in 1872, Buffalo Bill took care of a party 
of New Yorkers headed by August Belmont. They were so 
pleased with the picturesque warrior that they invited him to 
be their guest in New York. Cody accepted the invitation, and 
in a short time appeared upon Broadway in his frontier buck- 
skins. He was a hit in New York — a sensation — and was 
"taken up." 

Cody's fame had preceded him, and they were doing him in 
the theatres. It is related that one night Cody was the guest 
of Mr. Belmont and his party at a theatre. From a shaded comer 

of one of the boxes Cody looked on in mixed amazement and 
disgust at a "hero" supposed to be interpreting the role of "Buf- 
falo Bill, of the wild and woolly." But the act got over in fine 

The idea struck Cody that if an imitation would go, why not 
the original? He fell in with Ned Buntline, and very shortly 
Buffalo Bill appeared at the head of his own company. His 
stage troupe included at the first Indians and cowboys, then the 
Deadwood coach, etc. The troupe got so large it overflowed 
the largest stage, and so Colonel Cody went back home — to the 
Middle West — and got together his first famous Wild West 

All the excitements of the frontier and the trail were his. He 
was a man, it may be said, at ten, when his father was killed in 
a row over slavery, the seed of dissension between men, and 
parties and sections. He was freight-wagon courier, pony ex- 
press rider, he drove stage. The sum of his accomplishments 
and activities was all that the boys of fifty years ago deemed 
admirable and heroic. He was a hero such as "Ned Buntline," 
or Emerson Bennett, or Mayne Reid could but strive to depict. 
He was a brave and wary scout, Phil Sheridan's chief of scouts, 
the slayer of Chief Yellow Hand. He was a brave soldier. 
Other men were these. It was Cody's good fortune and that 
of the country, and a good bit of the rest of the world, that he 
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San Francisco News Letter 

February 17, 1917 

Milly- — A girl has little respect for a man who threatens to 
kiss her. Billy — Yes, especially if he doesn't make good. — 
Kansas City Star. 

"How did Deeds make his reputation as a lawyer?" "He 

was so well to do he could decline cases he knew he couldn't 
win." — Boston Globe. 

Crawford — You say you got seven pairs of slippers for 

Christmas. What is there so unusual about that? Crabshaw — ■ 
One pair fitted me. — Judge. 

"I understand your husband is something of a valetudi- 
narian, Mrs. Comeup." "Oh, dear me, no! He eats meat regu- 
lar three times a day." — Baltimore American. 

The Lady of the House — I think you will not find me 

difficult to suit, Marie. The New Maid — I am sure not, ma'am. 
I saw your husband as I came in. — New York Sun. 

Caller — That new girl of yours seems nice and quiet. 

Hostess — Oh, very quiet. She doesn't even disturb the dust 
when she's cleaning the room. — Kansas City Star. 

Lady — I'm worried about my complexion, doctor. Look 

at my face. Doctor — You'll have to diet. Lady — I never 
thought of that. What color would suit me best, do you think ? 
■ — Pickings. 

"Nobody c'n say our town ain't literary," said the old 

cowman. "No?" asked the new arrival. "No, 'cause we killed 
a poet here once, just so we could build a monument to him." — 
Dallas News. 

"Ma, tigers can't bite people when they don't see 'em, 

can they?" "What on earth do you mean, child?" "I heard 
pa tell Mr. Smith he was going to find a blind tiger." — Balti- 
more American. 

Diner — That man at the round table gets much better 

food and attention than I do.. I shall complain to the manager. 
Where is he? Waiter — He's the man at the round table, sir. — 
London Opinion. 

"How do you think your State is going next election?" 

"We're going to have a walk-over," replied Senator Sorghum. 
"But I'm not quite sure which of us is going to get walked on." 
— Washington Star. 

■ -"Papa, what is the difference between a President and 

a Vice-President?" "A Vice-President is surrounded by ob- 
scurity when he takes office, and a President is surrounded by 
it when he leaves." — Judge. 

"Father," said the small boy, "what's an explorer?" "An 

explorer, my son, is a man who discovers some place that no- 
body wants to go to, and that he wouldn't be able to find any- 
how." — Baltimore A merican. 

"You seem to enjoy working with a lawn mower." "Yes," 

replied Mr. Chuggins. "It's a good deal of relief to slow speed 
along with a machine that doesn't burn gasoline or have to be 
cranked up." — Washington Star. 

"Do you think that the automobile will displace the 

horse?" asked the conversational young woman. "It will," an- 
swered the nervous young man, as he gazed down the road, "if 
it ever hits him." — Sacred Heart Review. 

First Tommy (to Second Tommy, who is haranguing 

German prisoner) — Shut up, Alf! Can't yer see the blighter 
don't understand English? And it's a blinking shame to waste 
all that good bad language on him! — Tatler. 

Hotel Visitor (coming from the bathroom and speaking 

to chambermaid) — Here, I've been ringing for you for ages up- 
on ages. Chambermaid — Which bell did you ring, sir? Visi- 
tor — The bell over the bath, of course. Chambermaid — Oh, 
we pay no attention at all to that bell, sir. That's only put there 
in case any one feels faint. — Punch. 

The Husband — You're not economical? The Wife — 

Well, if you don't call a woman economical who saves her wed- 
ding dress for a possible second marriage, I'd like to know 
what you think economy is. — Stray Stories. 

"Why do you always take along a book when you go out 

motoring with Mr. Glithers?" "Oh," replied Mrs. Glithers, "I 
read it while he's making repairs on the car. In fact, I keep up 
with all the latest fiction that way." — Birmingham Age-Herald. 

"I'm afraid father-in-law doesn't care much about me," 

said the young man. "He finds fault with most everything I 
do." "Nonsense," replied his'wife. "You don't know his ways. 
He is treating you just like one of the family." — Washington 

"Charley, dear," said young Mrs. Torkins, "I have good 

news." "What is it?" "The bank sent me word that my ac- 
count is overdrawn. I looked in the synonym book and found 
that 'overdrawn' is the same as 'exaggerated.' " — Buffalo Cour- 

"It only takes me twenty minutes to get to my office," 

said Mr. Chuggins. "But you didn't arrive until an hour after 
you telephoned that you were leaving home." "Yes. It took 
me the other forty minutes to get the car started." — Washington 

Country justice — Ten and costs for reckless driving. 

Young Motorist — Listen, Judge! We were on our way to your 
office to have you marry us. Justice — Twenty and costs, then. 
You're a darned sight more reckless than I thought you were. — 

Trolley Official (who happens to be on a car that has 

struck a woman and carried her for a block on the fender) — ■ 
We will charge you nothing for the ride, ma'am; and will also 
give you a transfer — this corporation has a soul. — Birmingham 

"I asked for alimony of $50 a week. I see wimmen are 

getting that right along." "But, madam," expostulated the law- 
yer, "your husband is earning only $12." "What's that got to 
do with it? I thought the government provided the alimony. — 
Cincinnati Enquirer. 

"Do you really think the public likes to be hum- 
bugged?" asked the man of many anxieties. "Yes," replied 
Senator Sorghum; "when the humbug is pretty and harmless. 
But they resent the kind that buzzes around waiting for a 
chance to sting 'em." — Washington Star. 

First Undergraduate — Have you telegraphed to the old 

man for money? Second Undergraduate — -Yes. First Under- 
graduate — Get an answer? Second Undergraduate — Yes. I 
telegraphed the governor: "Where is that money I wrote for?" 
and his answer reads, "In my pocket." — Michigan Awgawan. 

"What's the matter, Hawkins?" "Matter enough! You 

know, some time ago I assigned all my property to my wife, to 
— er — keep it out of the hands I am indebted to, you know." 
"Yes." "Well, she's taken the money and gone off — says she 
won't live with me because I've swindled my creditors." — New 
Orleans Times-Picayune. 

When Governor Head was in office in New Hampshire, 

Colonel Barrett, of the Governor's staff, died, and there was 
an unseemly scramble for the office, even while his body was 
awaiting burial with military honors. One candidate ventured 
to call upon Governor Head. "Governor," he asked, "do you 
think you would have any objections if I were to get into Coi. 
Barrett's place?" The answer came promptly. "No, I don't 
think I should have any objections, if the undertaker is will- 
ing."— Tit-B its. 


February 17, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



(NOTE. — The next issue of the Motoring Magazine Section 
of the San Francisco News Letter will be devoted in a large 
measure to a detailed description of the various exhibits of the 
Pacific Automobile Show.) 

To-morrow night San Francisco's great auto show will pass 
into history. Another chapter will have been added to the 
city's remarkable record of notable achievements. For, it is 
admitted by the best posted authorities in the automobile in- 
dustry, that no exhibition of motor cars ever held in any city 
in the country has exceeded, in point of variety of models of 
the various makes that were shown, or the artistic setting in 
which they were displayed, the exhibition which is just being 
brought to a close. 

As to whether or not San Francisco will be selected on the 
circuit of the national automobile shows that are to be held in 
the future is a matter which will be determined during the 
months that intervene between now and next winter, when the 
two big Eastern shows are again held. Final decision will rest 
with the directors of the National Automobile Chamber of 
Commerce, but San Francisco has many good reasons to believe 
that the desired end will be attained. The principal source of 
encouragement towards that end comes from the attitude of 
Alfred Reeves, general manager of the national organization, 
who journeyed across the continent for the sole purpose of con- 
ducting the official opening of the Pacific Automobile Show. 
The local dealers are practically convinced that such a step will 
be taken, because Reeves has not only endorsed the project, 
but has in many ways committed himself towards supporting 
vigorously such a program. 

That San Francisco, represented by the city's various pro- 
motion bodies, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Adver- 
tising Men's Club, the Downtown Association, the Rotary Club 
and the Motor Car Dealers' Association, will conduct a strenu- 
ous campaign towards getting the National organization con- 
verted to this order, is a foregone conclusion. In view of the 
fact that San Francisco usually gets what it goes after, it is 
freely predicted that success will crown the united efforts of 
the official spokesmen of the community. 

During Reeves' week's visit in San Francisco he appeared 
on several occasions as the chief speaker. His most notable 
address was made before the Rotary Club, at a luncheon held 
at the Palace Hotel, when Reeves discussed at length the part 
the automobile . manufacturers now play and will play in the 
nation's military defense preparedness. Reeves also on that 
occasion pointed out the beneficial effects of the efforts of the 
National Automobile Chamber of commerce, particularly as 
they applied to the prices of the present day motor cars. 
Briefly, Reeves said : 

"Co-operative association of automobile dealers throughout 
the United States has been and is essential to the public wel- 
fare. Through the efforts of the National Automobile Chamber 
of Commerce, which comprises the leading automobile manu- 
facturers of the country, the market disposed of 1,600,000 cars 
last year through 30,000 dealers. Had it not been for this 
spirit of give and take, to which the dealers have responded 
intelligently, if would not have been possible to dispose of that 
vast number of machines at the prices which now prevail. 
Through co-operative concessions, the automobile dealers of 
America have held down the price of cars to a figure which 
possibly would not have qbtained had the dealers independ- 
ently invaded the field. 

"Following the origin of the idea in the National Automobile 
Chamber of Commerce, the dealers of the United States have 
offered their services and the output of their plants to the 
United States government in the event of war. At present there 
is being designed a uniform truck or tractor which, while it will 
be of service in the commercial field, may be transformed 
quickly into a military tractor. 

"Another plan for preparedness is our scheme to enlist 
army officers in our manufacturing plants. If the Federal gov- 
ernment desires to be prepared as far as the motor is a part of 
military maneuvres, it follows that men of the army and of the 
navy may understand the motor from every angle. The wonder- 
ful development of the motor in Europe since the war began 
needs only to be mentioned to demonstrate what an important 
part it is playing in that grim struggle." 

Reviewing the direct and immediate effect of the auto show 
which is now reaching its close, the local dealers are a unit in 
declaring for its continuation as an annual event at about the 
same time of the year, either under the auspices of the National 
Automobile Chamber of Commerce, which is by far the prefer- 
able plan, or at the initiative and expense of the local dealers. 
"By all means," they say, "San Francisco must have an annual 
automobile show." Their reasons for this determined point of 
view is no doubt due to the fact that the show has aroused an 
interest in motor car buying which has never before been wit- 
nessed. While hundreds of names of actual prospects were ob- 
tained by nearly all of the dealers, the most remarkable feature 
of it is the fact that motor cars, approximating in value many 
thousands of dollars have actually been purchased. This fact 
alone is an accurate index of the type of patronage which the 
exhibition called out. While literally thousands of persons at- 
tended the show, being attracted there by the artistic array of 
the two hundred handsome motor cars and the unusual artistic 
setting of these, the fact that actual sales aggregating hard 
cash in sums of thousands of dollars is the most convincing ar- 
gument in behalf of a continuation of the show under any cir- 
cumstances and conditions. 

Standardization the Key-Note of Automobile Engineers 

During the S. A. E. day, February 14th, at the Tractor Show 
in Kansas City, standardization was the chief topic for con- 
sideration. The entire automobile industry has benefited by 
the standardization work carried on by the Society of Automo- 
bile Engineers, as has also the public. One of the biggest fac- 
tors in reducing the price of motor cars without reducing qual- 
ity has been this very work. Corresponding activity in the 
tractor field is certain to produce the same results. The de- 
velopment and refinement of the mechanical details of tractor 
construction are relatively simple. The technical information 
necessary to design an efficient power unit has already been 
provided by automobile engineers, by motor truck engineers 
particularly. The great need of the tractor industry at this 
time is to combine this technical information with the informa- 
tion already secured through practical experience in the field 
with tractors and an intimate knowledge of farm conditions. 
This will be brought about very largely by the consolidation of 
the Society of Tractor Engineers, with headquarters at Minne- 
apolis, and the Society of Automobile Engineers. 

» • • 

Packard Makes Big Truck Sales 

The rapidity with which American business men everywhere 
are motorizing their transportation systems is well indicated by 
the tremendous volume of truck sales made by the Packard 
Motor Car Company through its dealers during January, 1917. 

"More than two millions of dollars, $2,262,500 to be exact, 
was invested in trucks made by this company in the first month 
of this year," said R. E. Chamberlain, truck sales manager. 
"Never before has this record been equaled or even approached 
in the history of the truck industry. The figures quoted repre- 
sent the value of Packard trucks for the use of American busi- 
ness men only — no foreign orders, samples or demonstrators 
are included. Also every dollar was for chassis only, most 
buyers having bodies built by outside firms. 

"This unprecedented endorsement of Packards came from 
many lines of business, and from all sections of the country, the 
major sales made in New York, Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, 
Detroit, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Substantial gains also 
were noted in Minneapolis, Portland, San Francisco, New Or- 
leans. Cincinnati, Rochester St. Louis and many other cities. 

"Among the nationally known buyers were Swift & Company, 
Armour & Company, Liquid Carbonic Company, Chicago Tele- 
phone Company, Standard Oil Company, Anheuser-Busch 
Brewing Company, New England Gas & Coke Company, Edi- 
son Electric Company, Independent Oil Company. One com- 
pany alone bought 131 Packards." 


San Francisco News Letter 

February 17, 1917 

Average Load is Owner's Criterion in Buying Car 

John Wilkinson, designer of the Franklin car, claims that 
the average load a car is called upon to carry, and not the maxi- 
mum or emergency need, is due to become the deciding factor 
in motorists' minds when determining the size of the cars they 
will buy. Hauling around empty seats is "going out." Close 
observers say there is aheady a noticeable tendency in this 
direction, and they ascribe it to two facts. In the first place, 
there is less of the emergency need these days. A man no longer 
expects to take his friends along as he once did, because his 
now friends generally own cars of their own. Secondly, ex- 
perience has taught car oivners the folly — measured in money 
out of pocket — of carrying weight that is not "earning its liv- 

* * * 

Hughson Advises Sensible Use of Adjectives in Advertising 

"It is said that over-laudatory advertising of motor cars does 
no harm because Americans are accustomed to intensive selling 
methods, and accept all claims with the proverbial grain of 
salt," says W. L. Hughson, president of the Pacific KisselKar 
Branch. "But when 'wonderful' is said, it should at least mean 
'adequate;' a 'beautiful' car should surely be 'pleasing;' 'eco- 
nomical' certainly ought to mean comparatively 'inexpensive,' 
and so on. 

"In this, which promises to be the greatest of all automobile 
years, there is a remarkable range of selection — a car to fit 
every pocketbook, and mcst of them good values. The real 
facts about them are nothing to be ashamed of — so why veneer 
the story? For it is obvious that a car which costs $500 or 
$1,000 less than another car cannot be 'just as good' in either 
looks, riding quality or performance. Nobody values it. So 

why claim it?" 

* * * 

Stewart-Warner Brings Suit Against Alleged Patent Infringers 
Suits have just been filed in the United States district court 
of Chicago by the Stewart-Warner Speedometer Corporation 
against the Sparks-Wittington Company, Jackson, Mich., which 
has recently announced a vacuum gasoline feed under the name 
"Sparton," and the Heinze Electric Co., Lowell, Mass., intro- 
ducers of a gasoline system known as the "Heco" tank. These 
suits are based on the Webb Jay patents covering the Stewart 
Vacuum Gasoline System, which patents are owned by the 
Stewart- Warner Speedometer Corporation, and charge infringe- 
ment of those patent rights. The Stewart-Warner Speedometer 
Corporation claims to be the exclusive manufacturers of the 
Vacuum System of gasoline feed. It is generally credited with 
being responsible for the modern stream line effects in body de- 
sign, made possible by the placing of the gasoline tank at the 

rear of the car. 

* * * 

Du Broy Motor Company Takes Over Mitchell Line 

Another surprise was sprung on Automobile Row a few days 
ago when it was announced that the Osen-McFarland Auto 
Company had relinquished the distribution of the Mitchell car 
in Northern California to the DuBroy Motors Company. Prac- 
tically ever since the Mitchell car came to California, the or- 
ganization of which George Osen has been the head, has dis- 
tributed this well known make. The popularity of the Mitchell 
line in California may b-i credited to the Osen organization. 
Giving up the distributon cf this car will not sever the connec- 
tion of the Osen Company with this automobile. Osen and his 

associates will continue to handle the Mitchell in San Jose. 

* * • 

Motorist Should Deal Direct with Motor Vehicle Department 
State Treasurer Friend W. Richardson has requested the 
News Letter to announce to the automobile public of this local- 
ity that all matters regarding motor vehicles should be sent 
direct to H. A. French, superintendent of the motor vehicle de- 
partment, in the Forum Building, at Sacramento. The State 
Treasurer has had no connection with the automobile depart- 
ment for the past two years, and suggests that automobile own- 
ers, by writing direct to French will save the treasurer much 

correspondence and obtain for themselves quicker service. 

* * * 

Kissel All-Year Car is History Maker 

"What the Kissel Al!-Year car has done for the automobile 
industry is history," says W. L. Hughson, President of the 
Pacific KisselKar branch. "It has increased the automobile cal- 
endar from six to twelve months, and revived each branch of 

car-making and selling — instilling in them new life, energy and 
profit. So much for the effect of Kissel's innovation on the 
marketing of cars." 

• • • 

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vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 


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owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 

February 17, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



"The Circuit Rider's Widow." 

While the adage, "familiarity breeds contempt," does not ap- 
ply fully to the experiences of the central figure of "A Circuit 
Rider's Widow," by Corra Harris, she certainly retains no illu- 
sions regarding the disinterestedness of many church ogani- 
zations, or the rewards of service in the ministry. The story 
is not, in the strict sense